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Looking for a kid-friendly gift this holiday season? The Shops at Mount Vernon has a great selection, and we've picked out some of our favorites.

Mount Vernon Nano Blocks


Create your own Mount Vernon Mansion with this set of 553 green, white and red blocks. Building instructions with diagrams are included.

Completed model is approximately 3 ½" wide by 2" deep by 2 ½" tall on a 4 ½" x 3" base. For ages 8 and up.


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George Washington Secret Marker Kit

In the Revolutionary War, Washington and his agents communicated in secret using an 18th-century form of invisible ink. Write your own hidden messages just like Washington with this spy kit.

Kit includes spy notepad, secret marker pen and developer pen.


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Magnificent Menagerie & Aladdin Camel Set

This gift set features the children's book, Magnificent Menagerie, and a soft plush camel in an organza bag. 

The 48-page hardcover book follows Vulcan, George Washington's favorite foxhound, as he searches for clues to discover the identity of Mount Vernon's mysterious visitor, meeting an assortment of four-legged and feathered friends along the way. For ages 4 through 10. 

The machine washable camel measures 9" long and 6 1/2" high.

ON SALE: $19.99

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Hydrangea Tea Set

Invite a friend to share a cup of tea like the Washingtons did. This porcelain tea set features blue and green accents on the plates and saucers and lovely blue hydrangeas on the teapot, sugar, creamer and cups. Two small forks and spoons complete the set.

Plates are 3 ¾" in diameter; saucers are 3 ½" in diameter; tea cups are 2" tall. The rectangular basket is 8" x 10" x 3". Ages 5 and up.


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The Penny Whistle

The tin whistle, or penny whistle, is a small, high-pitched flute that has 6 finger holes. Similar to a recorder, it was a popular and inexpensive instrument listed on 18th century store inventories. This 12" tin whistle is in the key of D and is great for novices.


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Byers' Choice Wooden Advent Calendar

Count down the days until Christmas with this charming advent calendar. The Washington family is shown in front of the snow-covered Mansion, which is decorated with Christmas wreathes. The 24 numbered doors allow room for one or several small surprises to mark each day of Advent until Christmas Day.

This calendar is designed to be enjoyed year after year and will surely become an anticipated part of your family's holiday celebration. The sturdy wooden Mount Vernon Advent calendar measures 15" x 18 ½" x 3 ½".


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