Rediscover George Washington's Mount Vernon

Enhance your classroom teaching with engaging distance learning programs designed to deepen students' understanding of George Washington, Mount Vernon, and life in the 18th century, while enhancing their critical thinking skills.

These programs are developed specifically for online learning and to virtually connect students and teachers with Mount Vernon estate, staff experts, and 18th-century primary sources from within the private collections. 

How to Register for Distance Learning Programs

  • Reservations by Phone or Online: All programs are reserved through our online registration link below or through our Groups Reservation Department and run through Webex Video Conference Platform.
  • Program links will be sent out upon registration confirmation.
  • Reservations must be made at least two weeks before the scheduled program. 

Special Discounts for Title One Schools

  • Qualified Title One schools nationwide registering for any of these special distance learning programs will receive a full discount on the program!
  • More information is available during the registration process.
Guided Virtual Tour

Guided Virtual Tour

This place-based program virtually connects students and teachers from their hometowns with the estate and history of Mount Vernon.

The interactive exploration of our virtual tour will use the mansion and grounds as a backdrop to discuss important events and themes in the lives of George Washington, his family, and the enslaved people at Mount Vernon.

Program Days: Monday through Friday
Program Times: 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. (all eastern time zone)
Recommended Grade Levels: K-12
Program Length: 60 minutes
Cost: $90
Maximum Size: 40 participants

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Be Washington Facilitation

Be Washington Facilitation

As a class, step into the boots of President Washington and decide how the new president should handle a national crisis head-on.

Then join Mount Vernon experts to learn more about George Washington, challenges he faced in his leadership roles, and the lasting impact of his decisions on the world today.

Program Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Program Times: 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. (all eastern time zone
Recommended Grade Levels: 6-12
Program Length: 60 minutes
Cost: $90
Maximum Size: 40 participants

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Primary Source Analysis

Primary Source Analysis

This analysis-based program virtually connects students and teachers from their hometowns with the collections and history of Mount Vernon.

The interactive primary source analysis program will use the private collections of Mount Vernon and thinking routines and learn about life in the 18th century and its lasting impact on today. The students will gain digital access to an original primary source document, object, image, or place.

Program Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Program Times: 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. (all eastern time zone)
Recommended Grade Levels: 4-12
Program Length: 60 minutes
Cost: $90
Maximum Size: 40 participants

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Request a Distance Learning Program

For any assistance in reservation, contact our ticketing office at 703.799.8688 or e-mail us at groups@mountvernon.org.

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