Mount Vernon is currently closed to visitors. Learn more

Mount Vernon is Closed to Visitors

Given the local, national and worldwide efforts to mitigate the spread and impact of the coronavirus, the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association has closed George Washington's Mount Vernon to visitors indefinitely.  We will reopen to guests when the virus spread has been mitigated and health officials indicate we can reopen our gates safely to guests.

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 digital tours of the estate 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

If you have purchased a ticket during our closure period you will receive an email from Mount Vernon that includes options for rescheduling or refunding.  For further assistance, please email

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

Select public events have been postponed.  

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Postponed or Canceled Public Events

Out of an abundance of caution, Mount Vernon has postponed or canceled the following programs and events on the estate and at the Washington Library:

Public events that have been canceled or postponed:

An e-mail has been sent out to all ticket holders. If you have a question about your ticket to a canceled or postponed event, please contact us at

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.

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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