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George Washington’s Mansion to be Temporarily Closed for Scheduled Restoration

Mount Vernon will Remain Open – Tickets are 50% Off January 22-February 4

MOUNT VERNON, VA—The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association (MVLA), the private non-profit organization that owns and operates George Washington’s Mount Vernon, will close the Mansion from January 22 through February 4 for scheduled annual preservation work. During the Mansion’s closure, the estate will remain open to guests and offer a 50-percent discount on admission tickets available at the gate or online at

During the Mansion’s closure, the preservation staff will transform the Central Passage’s appearance by applying a fresh coat of paint. The color of this space will change to better reflect its appearance in 1799, as informed by recent microscopic paint analysis.  At the same time, Mount Vernon’s archaeology staff will conduct excavations in the Mansion cellar to learn more about the architectural evolution of the building.  The curatorial and collections teams will perform in-depth cleaning, research, and evaluation of the Mansion’s historic furnishings. 

As a private non-profit organization, Mount Vernon relies on ticket sales and donations to operate the 50-acre estate of George Washington. The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association does not accept funding from federal, state, or local government sources.  The Association is the oldest national historic preservation organization in the country. It is directed by a Board of Regents, comprised solely of women, who represent nearly 30 states.





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