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Enjoy Discounted Preservation Tours and Facebook Live Series in May

MOUNT VERNON, VA—George Washington’s Mount Vernon celebrates National Historic Preservation Month by offering on-site and virtual visitors a rare look at the extensive and fascinating preservation work that takes place to safeguard Washington’s estate.  A new Preservation Tour gives visitors behind the scenes access with Mount Vernon’s preservation experts by showing historic preservation in action.

New: Preservation Tour

Thursday-Friday, 1 p.m. First and Third Saturdays, 10 a.m.

Meet Mount Vernon's architectural historians and venture into areas rarely seen by guests during this 75-minute tour. Walk among the outbuildings and learn about the practices and processes they use in their work. This tour is offered at a discounted rate in May for $10 in addition to general admission. For more details, please visit:

Facebook Live Series

Wednesdays in May, 1 p.m. EST

Every Wednesday, tune into George Washington’s Mount Vernon’s Facebook page for a weekly live video featuring the estate’s architecture team. The group will takes viewers behind the scenes for an up-close look at the restoration of George Washington's Mansion. Explore how the team uses cutting-edge tools and technologies to restore and preserve the estate.

The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association (MVLA) is the oldest historic preservation organization in the U.S., working to preserve the home of George Washington since 1859. Thanks to their work, Mount Vernon is one of the best documented and most complete examples of an estate from early America.


News Filming & Photography

Interested in filming or photographing at Mount Vernon? Check out our guide for professional photographers.

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News Backgrounders card

Access bulleted facts and background information about the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, George Washington, the Estate, and more.

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