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Special Evening Event: Summer Escape, June 10 & 11

 MOUNT VERNON, VA - George Washington’s Mount Vernon invites visitors to sip wine, locally brewed craft beer, and other historic culinary treats while watching the sun set at the first president’s home on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.! Summer Escape at Mount Vernon offers a rare opportunity to visit Mount Vernon after the daytime crowds have departed. Relax to live bluegrass music by Buds Collective, join in a bocce game, and unwind against the backdrop of the Potomac River.

Beer lovers can experience a taste of history as a beer-making expert demonstrates 18th century beer brewing.  Selections from the following microbreweries will also be available for sampling: AleWerks Brewing Company, Atlas Brew Works, DC Brau Brewing Company, Evolution Craft Brewing Company, Flying Dog Brewery, Jailbreak Brewing Company, Old Bust Head Brewing Company, Old Ox Brewery, Port City Brewing Company, and Potter's Craft Cider.

Mount Vernon’s chocolatiers will demonstrate the process of making chocolate while serving up chocolate martini samples! Beer, wine, and light and heartier fare will also be available for purchase.

The event also offers foodies a chance to talk with 18th-century herbalist, Betsey Golan and sample flavorful herb-infused dips and teas. After sampling culinary treats and libations, take part in a bocce ball competition with prizes. Stroll the lantern-lit grounds and immerse yourself in the 18th century as you mingle with costumed residents like the charming “Lady Washington.” Enjoy in 18th-century music, dancing, and more historic fun.

Admission is $22 per person, including children. For more information, please visit


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