This engaging narrative guides you through the historic area of Mount Vernon and enhances your tour of the Donald W. Reynolds Museum. Special kid-friendly content is now included. Available at the Ford Orientation Center, a limited number of devices are available, $6 per person in addition to general admission.
Meet costumed staff telling real stories about George Washington and the world he inhabited through Mount Vernon’s Character Interpretation program.
Meet people from Washington's world around the historic area daily and meet "Lady Washington" in the Interpretive Center (schedules vary, included in general admission). Consult Today at Mount Vernon upon arrival for programming details.
Explore the Mount Vernon estate and solve the puzzles. Free Adventure Maps for every family with a youth ticket are available at the Ford Orientation Center, prize included!
A special ceremony and wreath laying occurs at Washington's Tomb daily at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., April – October, and 12 p.m., November - March. This tour is included with general admission. Consult Today at Mount Vernon upon arrival for programming details.
We invite our youngest guests to enjoy storytelling or story book readings in the Hands-On-History Center. Drawing on famous tales from the 18th-century, costumed storytellers bring history to life on weekends. During the week, excerpt for select children’s books about Washington and Mount Vernon are read aloud. Consult Today at Mount Vernon upon arrival for programming details
Demonstrations of 18th-century life, including blacksmithing, wheat treading, sheep shearing, plowing, cooking, textile processing, and many more are offered at times throughout the year. Talk with costumed interpreters and learn more about life on Washington’s plantation. Consult Today at Mount Vernon upon arrival for programming details.