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Today at Mount Vernon

May include steps, hills, distances
Weather Dependent

Specialty Tour - National Treasure
9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

Travel behind the scenes where “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” was filmed and explore how these locations were used during George Washington’s time. 60 minutes.
(Meet at Mansion Circle, Map #13)

Spymaster Training
10 a.m.

Meet one of the “agents” of the Culper spy ring and learn secret skills that helped win the Revolutionary War. Recommended for ages 8 and up. 30 minutes.
(In the Greenhouse, Map #4)


Tribute at the Tomb
10 a.m., 3 p.m.

Honor George Washington by participating in a brief wreath-laying ceremony.
(At Washington's Tomb)


Specialty Tour - All the President's Pups
10 a.m.

Dogs welcome! Bring along your best friend for a behind the scenes hike to the historic West Gate, and learn of the many dogs that once called Mount Vernon home. Note: extended walking on uneven terrain; 90 minutes.
(Meet at the Bowling Green Gate, Map #26)

Wagon Rides
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Take a step back from the busy pace of modern life with a brief wagon ride at the Pioneer Farm!
(Pioneer Farm, Map #23)


Sightseeing Cruise
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

See Mount Vernon from a unique perspective on this 40-minute narrated sightseeing Potomac River Cruise. Tickets also available for purchase at the Wharf.
(Departing from the Wharf)

Specialty Tour - Gardens and Landscape
11 a.m.

Learn about Washington’s brilliant design for his beloved home as you explore the lawns, groves, gardens, and views he created. 60 minutes.
(Meet at Mansion Circle, Map #13)

Speciaty Tour - Dinner for the Washingtons
12 p.m.

Take an in-depth look around the Estate, that includes the Mansion’s basement, and showcases 18th‐century food, dining, and hospitality. 60 minutes.
(Meet at Mansion Circle, Map #13)

Speciaty Tour - Through My Eyes
1:30 p.m.

Step into an immersive experience as people from Washington's World go about their daily activities.
(Meet at the Greenhouse)

"Once Upon a Time" Storytelling
2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Our youngest visitors (ages 3 to 8) can enter a world of fables as they hear vibrant tales and lessons about the Father of our Country. Approximately 20-30 minutes.
(Hands-on-History Center, Education Center)


Specialty Tour -- Slave Life
2 p.m.

Explore the lives and contributions of the enslaved community who built and operated Washington’s estate. 45-60 minutes.
(Meet at Mansion Circle, Map #13)

Speciaty Tour - Saving Mount Vernon
3:30 p.m.

Learn about the unique history associated with saving and restoring Washington’s beloved home, highlighting ongoing efforts toward its preservation. Tour includes a behind-the-scenes visit to the Mansion basement. 60 minutes.
(Meet at Mansion Circle, Map #13)

Tickets for extra fee options are available in the Ford Orientation Center.
Programming subject to change.
Printed copies of daily programs are available upon arrival in the Ford Orientation Center.