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George Washington’s Mount Vernon is Open through Government Shutdown

First President’s Estate Run by Private, Non-Profit Organization


MOUNT VERNON, VA – George Washington’s Mount Vernon, a private, non-profit organization that does not accept government funding, will remain open through the partial government shutdown. The historic estate of George Washington is the most popular historic estate in America and is open 365 days a year, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Mount Vernon visitors can tour the first president’s Mansion, explore the gardens and grounds, and visit Washington’s final resting place. The Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, Be Washington interactive theater, and the 4D Revolutionary War Theater offer visitors and immersive experience to learn about George Washington and the Founding Era. Specialty tours are offered daily for an additional cost.

The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association (MVLA) is the private, non-profit organization that has owned and operated George Washington’s Mount Vernon since 1860. The MVLA does not accept any government funding, instead relying upon the generous support of patriotic individuals and foundations to continue preserving George Washington’s home and legacy.


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