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MOUNT VERNON, VA - George Washington’s Mount Vernon opens its doors to trick-or-treaters for a spook-tacular evening! Join Mount Vernon’s costumed cast of interpreters for a special opportunity to trick-or-treat in the historic area at George Washington’s estate. Take part in a scavenger hunt stopping at 12 locations on the estate! All trick-or-treaters are invited to join in the children’s costume parade around the Mansion at 5 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the best “George” and “Martha” costumes! 

Participate in a Halloween craft activity in the greenhouse. Listen to Halloween-themed stories in the straw bale amphitheater, enjoy colonial games and dancing demonstrations, and take a wagon ride. Watch special trade demonstrations, like 18th-century wool spinning and laundry washing, in the historic area. Mount Vernon’s blacksmith shop will be open and providing demonstrations throughout the afternoon.

The Mansion house and Donald W. Reynolds Museum will be closed this event. Tickets are required for all adults and children to attend Trick-or-Treating at Mount Vernon. Adults (12 and above): $10; youth: $5. Tickets are available online at or in person at the Ford Orientation Center.

Mars Chocolate North America is proud to sponsor Mount Vernon’s Halloween activities featuring AMERICAN HERITAGE™ Chocolate.  This Halloween, visitors to Mount Vernon will be able to enjoy some of their favorite candy brands as well as learn the history of chocolate in colonial America. Guests will be able to touch, taste, see and smell how chocolate was enjoyed by George Washington at Mount Vernon and have the chance to sample AMERICAN HERITAGE™ Chocolate—an authentic historic chocolate drink recipe.


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