Director of Public Affairs
Admission is free on Feb. 22 for George Washington’s birthday. Admission tickets will be distributed on-site upon arrival.
With many families remaining close to home this holiday season, Mount Vernon's holiday season will offer many socially distanced and outdoor offerings that are a perfect escape from your holiday staycation.
Join us for an enchanted evening of winter lights at Mount Vernon. See the estate illuminated with soft lights and holiday patterns as you listen to Christmas carolers and visit an 18th-century winter encampment. Activities include:
Kick-off the holiday season with Mount Vernon's annual sparkling winter fireworks overlooking the Potomac River. Activities include:
Celebrate the holiday season at Mount Vernon on a tour that takes you to the gardens, salt house, smokehouse, slave quarters, greenhouse, and the Mansion’s kitchen and cellar. Learn how the food was grown, preserved, prepared, and served during the holiday season to the Washingtons and others who lived at Mount Vernon. You'll learn about the festive celebrations in the Mansion, what hired and enslaved servants at Mount Vernon ate, and how they observed the holidays.
Step into the world of Martha Washington as she shares her beloved home with you. Activities include:
Friday - Sunday at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM - November 27 - December 31
In 1787, George Washington paid 18 shillings to bring a camel to Mount Vernon for the entertainment and delight of his guests and family. During this free 30-minute program, James Anderson and other characters tell stories about Washington's interest in exotic animals and share facts about camels. Since 2008, Mount Vernon has followed Washington’s lead, welcoming Aladdin the camel to the estate for the holiday season.
Let the Mount Vernon Inn prepare your Thanksgiving dinner. Meals can be picked up on Nov. 25. Each meal includes: