Mount Vernon is currently closed. We look forward to welcoming you to George Washington's estate very soon! Learn more

Mount Vernon plans to reopen in a limited capacity in the near future. We look forward to welcoming you to the estate soon! 

To mitigate the spread and impact of the coronavirus, the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association has temporarily closed George Washington's Mount Vernon to visitors. 

This decision reflects the necessary precaution to ensure the safety of our visitors, our staff and volunteers, and their families.  This closure impacts the Mansion, grounds, museums, library, as well as all retail shopping and dining facilities.

During this closure, Mount Vernon will continue its mission to educate people around the world through its robust digital presence. Mount Vernon will provide virtual tours of the estate and interviews with its on-staff experts through its Facebook and YouTube accounts.

The Washington Library has also prepared digital resources for students and their parents and will be working with its network of teachers nationwide to support their educational efforts. These resources can be accessed at mountvernon.org/digital.

The health and safety of our visitors and staff are Mount Vernon’s highest priority. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and will update this page as the situation evolves.

Watch special weekday livestream broadcasts from the estate at 12 p.m. View the schedule here.  

General Admission and Public Events 

Out of an abundance of caution, Mount Vernon postponed or canceled its spring programs and events and suspended general admission ticket sales and group reservations. Guests holding event tickets or reservations through June 15 have been contacted regarding refund and rescheduling procedures. If you have questions related to admissions or events, contact us at tickets@mountvernon.org.

For information about future events, visit our calendar of events page or individual event pages. This site will also be updated as new information becomes available. 

Support Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon relies on income from admission, retail, and revenue to sustain its operations. This prolonged closure has had a tremendous impact on our operating budget. To assist us in carrying out our mission and sustaining our staff during this crisis, we encourage you to support our mission in various ways:

  • Donate: Your contributions can help ensure that Mount Vernon's operations continue beyond this crisis. Help us fill our "war chest" to overcome our current revenue significant shortfall. 
  • Purchase a gift card: Buy a gift card now for use on tickets, in the shops, or at the Mount Vernon Inn in the future. Plus, through June 30, you can enjoy added value on each gift card purchase. 
  • Become a member: Members support our mission throughout the year and enjoy benefits like our magazine and access to exclusive events and programs, along with discounts on shopping, dining, and free admission. 
  • Shop online: Find unique gifts, home accessories, books and more in our online stores. During this closure, members save 20% on all online purchases.
  • Order from the Mount Vernon Inn: Enjoy your favorite menu items at home with our no-contact, curbside pick up service. 

Additional Resources

For additional information and resources about the coronavirus, we recommend the following:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC has a page dedicated to updates, educational information, and tips, as well as travel warnings and guidelines.

Fairfax County Health Department

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