Mount Vernon’s Neighborhood Friends is a membership program at Mount Vernon that reflects the special relationship between the present day residents of George Washington’s original five farms and the Mount Vernon Estate. Washington’s original landholdings spread through what is now the 22308, 22309, and 22121 zip codes. When residents of those zip codes join Mount Vernon as members, they also become members of the Neighborhood Friends. 

As stewards of what was once part of Washington’s home, Mount Vernon’s Neighborhood Friends take pride in being active participants in Mount Vernon’s future, participating in exclusive events like the annual Neighborhood Friends Picnic, Birthnight Supper & Ball, and staying up to date on the latest Estate news. In addition, Mount Vernon’s Neighborhood Friends help preserve Mount Vernon for future generations. 

Become a member of Mount Vernon and the Neighborhood Friends today! Members enjoy free daytime admission to the estate, discounted tickets for programs and events, and 10% off at the restaurant and shops.

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Supporting Mount Vernon

Led by a steering committee of local residents, the Neighborhood Friends select a special project each year at Mount Vernon that they fund with membership dues and other fundraising activities. Previous projects include: saving the view-shed by purchasing land across the river from Mount Vernon, replacing and restoring the Mansion’s roof, basement, and windows, and extensive work on the greenhouse slave quarters. This year, the Neighborhood Friends are supporting the restoration of the exterior of the mansion.

Mansion Restoration

Birthnight Supper and Ball

The Neighborhood Friends largest fundraiser of the year is the annual Birthnight Supper and Ball. As Mount Vernon’s oldest fundraiser, the Birthnight Supper and Ball is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate George Washington’s enduring legacy while raising money for the Estate. Highlights of the evening are live and silent auctions that offer special opportunities at the Estate and one of a kind historic Washington memorabilia, as well as spotlighting local business supporters. The silent auction is accessible online, with bidders across the country taking part. For more information about the Birthnight Supper and Ball, including how to become an event sponsor or support the auction, contact membership@mountvernon.org.

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Neighborhood Friends Steering Committee

Joe and Ann Somerset, Steering Committee Co-Chairs, Riverwood on Union Farm
Eric and Danae Delman, Mount Vernon Terrace on Union Farm
Stephen Fahy and Marjorie Roddy, Stratford on the Potomac on River Farm
Daniel and Hyunjoo Fleming, Stratford Landing on River Farm
Matt and Audra Gannon, Riverwood on Union Farm
Julia Gluck, Waynewood on River Farm
Lynn and Lexalynn Hooper, Stratford on the Potomac on River Farm
Barry and Tracy Hutchison, Stratford Landing on River Farm
Scott and Gayla Keller, Tower House on River Farm
Chris and Elizabeth Massey, Belle Rive on Union Farm
David McCallum and Victoria Grady, Wellington on River Farm
Paul and Janis Mikolashek, Surrey-at-the-Potomac on Forest adjacent to Mansion House Farm
Mark Platt and Julia McLellan, Dogue Run Farm
Michael and Magda Patrick, River Farm
Greg and Melissa Prunchak, Riverwood on Union Farm
Gregory and Kristin Try, Waynewood on River Farm
John and Pat Veatch, Collingwood On The Potomac at River Farm

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