Mount Vernon's Education Department offers a number of dynamic, practical, and engaging programs for educators and students of all ages. Get involved by checking out our list of upcoming events.



Upcoming Events

Slavery in George Washington's World

Summer Residential Program - Week 2

Explore the lives of the over 300 enslaved individuals who lived and worked at George Washington's Mount Vernon. Individual narratives of these men and women will be used side-by-side with written records and archaeological evidence to broaden your understanding of slavery in the 18th century.

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The Great Experiment: George Washington and the Founding of the U.S. Government

Summer Residential Program - Week 3

Explore George Washington's influence on the seminal moments of our nation's founding through examination of his role at the Constitutional Convention, in the ratification of the Constitution, and as the first president.

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First in Business: George Washington, Mount Vernon, and the New Nation

Summer Residential Program - Week 4

Discover how George Washington's interest in surveying, agriculture, and innovation created lasting effects on the progress of the economy of the young United States. Explore the limits and opportunities of Washington's own entrepreneurial interests through hands-on experiences on the Mount Vernon Estate and in-depth primary source analysis with account books, farm reports, and maps. Participants will gain first-hand experience combining STEM and historical thinking skills. 

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Teacher Days: Voices of the Potomac

Join educators at George Washington's Mount Vernon and National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park on July 24 and July 26 in an exploration of multiple perspectives of individuals living along the Potomac River during the 18th century.

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Washington at War: From Soldier to Commander in Chief

Summer Residential Program - Week 5

Discover George Washington's individual contributions to the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, as well as the broader impact these events had on 18th-century society. Sessions will focus on Washington's leadership challenges and opportunities, as well as the decisions of individual men and women to join the Patriot cause. 

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Leadership and Legacy: Lessons from George Washington

Summer Residential Program - Week 6

Gain insight into the journey George Washington took to gain a reputation that inspired others in his success during this 5-day residential program at Mount Vernon. Make connections between Washington's story and your students' lives and return to your classroom armed with new resources. 

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Leadership and Legacy: Lessons from George Washington

Fall Residential Program 

Gain insight into the journey George Washington took to gain a reputation that inspired others in his success during this 4-day residential program at Mount Vernon. Make connections between Washington's story and your students' lives and return to your classroom armed with new resources. 

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