Admission is free on Feb. 22 for George Washington’s birthday. Admission tickets will be distributed on-site upon arrival.

As the holiday season kicks off, The Shops at Mount Vernon is perhaps the best one-stop shop for holiday gifts in the DMV. There’s something for everyone, with a vast selection of distinctive and meaningful gifts – games and toys, books, whiskey distilled at Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon inspired jewelry, Presidential glassware, crafts, clothing, holiday décor, the always popular annual Mount Vernon ornaments, and more. 

Online shoppers can take advantage of a 20% discount from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Mount Vernon members always receive a 10% discount at the Shops.

Located on the historic grounds of George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate, the Shops bring to life the spirit and legacy of America's first president. With a focus on historical interest and craftsmanship, the Shops offers a curated collection of special items, with every purchase supporting the preservation of George Washington’s legacy.

In addition to shopping, guests can get into the holiday spirit by enjoying lunch at the historic Mount Vernon Inn and touring the Mount Vernon mansion, museum, and farm, including Mount Vernon’s beloved camel, Aladdin. Throughout the month, a number of holiday events are planned including Mount Vernon by Candlelight and Christmas Illuminations

Note to Editors: Photos of Mount Vernon holiday gifts are located here, and photos of holiday activities are located here. Photo should be attributed to the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association.

Several of the standout gifts this holiday season include:

  • The 2023 George Washington's Mount Vernon Ornament is a collectible that captures the estate's beauty. This year's ornament, “Homecoming,” depicts a winter scene at Mount Vernon with George and Martha Washington arriving home in a horse-drawn carriage. Hang it on the tree or display it year-round to honor the legacy of George Washington and the historic Mount Vernon estate. The Shops also has a full array of history-inspired ornaments.
  • George Washington Presidential Glassware is an elegant assortment of delicate glass, characterized by its distinct shape and adorned with wheel-engraved faceted decorations, echoing President Washington's collection. Whether for serving drinks or as a display piece, these beautiful glasses are a must-have for any history enthusiast or collector.
  • The custom Pendleton Commander-in-Chief Cotton Blanket created exclusively for Mount Vernon honors George Washington's service as America's first Commander-in-Chief. The design inspiration is the Commander in Chief Flag and Standard, also known as George Washington's Headquarters Flag. With its heirloom quality and cozy warmth, this blanket is a gift that will be enjoyed for years.
  • Caswell Massey's archival recipe for Number Six was George Washington favorite and the first fragrance made in America in 1772. This soap is a contemporary fragrance that contains refreshing citrus, rosemary, and bergamot notes. With skin-nourishing glycerin, this richly lathering soap provides a presidential treatment with each use.

Visit the Shops at Mount Vernon, open daily from 9 AM – 5 PM, or explore the online store at www.shops.mountvernon.org.

Read the complete listing of upcoming Mount Vernon events here.

Read about Christmas at Mount Vernon here.

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