Enhance your classroom teaching with experiences and activities that deepen students' understanding of George Washington, Mount Vernon, and life in the 18th century.

Student admission to Mount Vernon includes the opportunity to tour the iconic Mansion, historic area outbuildings, and the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, as well as seasonal access to the Farm.

Field trips for all grade levels can be enriched by adding one or more of the programs and tours listed below.

Pricing and availability may depend on the time of year.

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Colonial Days at Mount Vernon

Colonial Days at Mount Vernon

Experience 18th-century plantation life through  engaging demonstrations at the Farm. Participants may also tour the Mansion, meet people from Washington's world, and take part in a special ceremony at Washington's tomb.

2021 Program Dates: October 13-15, October 21, October 27-29, November 3, November 5, November 10, November 12. 
Program Times: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Recommended Grade Levels: K-6
Program Length: Budget at least 2 hours
Cost: Included with admission. Advance registration is required.

Through My Eyes: Character Tours for Students

Through My Eyes: Character Tours for Students

Learn about George Washington from someone who knew him. Follow them as they go about their daily activities and discover what it was like to live and work at Mount Vernon in the 18th century.

Program Dates: November 12, 2021 – February 28, 2022, weekdays only
Program Times: Offered at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.
Recommended Grade Levels: 2-8
Program Length: 45 minutes
Cost: $1.50 per participant plus admission, available for an additional fee at other times of the year

Revolutionary! STEM in Washington's World

Revolutionary! STEM in Washington's World

Explore Mount Vernon by engaging in a variety of STEM activities. Characters from Washington’s world discuss the greenhouse heating and advances in farming. Students also learn surveying techniques that George Washington may have used as a young man. During the Mansion tour, participants find objects associated with 18th-century technology.

Program Dates: November 12, 2021 – February 28, 2022
Program Times: 
Offered at 10 a.m.
Recommended Grade Levels:
 3-6
Program Length: 
90 minutes
Cost: 
$3.00 per participant plus admission.

History Meets Hollywood at Mount Vernon

History Meets Hollywood at Mount Vernon

Go behind the scenes to various locations where the movie National Treasure: Book of Secrets was filmed. While discussing the film, students learn about George Washington and our own national treasure, Mount Vernon.

Program Dates: This program is offered year-round. 
Program Times: Offered at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m

Recommended Grade Levels: 4-8
Program Length: 60 minutes
Cost: $1.50 per participant plus admission, available for an additional fee at other times

Telling Their Stories: Mount Vernon's Enslaved People

Telling Their Stories: Mount Vernon's Enslaved People

Explore the estate's historic outbuildings where the enslaved community lived and worked. Hear the stories of individuals such as William Lee, Caroline Branham, and Christopher Sheels, and learn how their work made Mount Vernon a successful plantation. This tour can be extended with a special wreath-laying at the Slave Memorial.

Program Dates: November 12, 2021 – February 28, 2022
Program Times: Offered at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Recommended Grade Levels: 5-12
Program Length: 60 minutes
Cost: $1.50 per participant plus admission, available for an additional fee at other times of the year

Washington's Lessons in Leadership

Washington's Lessons in Leadership

Discover how George Washington became a celebrated leader whose contributions still impact the world today. Learn how character, integrity, and multi-faceted leadership skills remain relevant for achieving success.

Program Dates: This program is offered year-round. 
Program Times: Offered at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Recommended Grade Levels:
5-12
Program Length: 60 minutes
Cost: $1.50 per participant plus admission, available for an additional fee at other times

The Situation Room Experience: Washington’s Cabinet

The Situation Room Experience: Washington’s Cabinet

Students assume the roles of President Washington, his Presidential Cabinet, US Senators, foreign ambassadors, Native American leaders, and members of the press and work together to manage both international and domestic crises in this 75-minute, high stakes role-playing program that examines the functions of the American government through a multitude of sources and active participation. Learn more about the Situation Room Experience: Washington's Cabinet

Program Dates: September 2021 - June 2022, Monday through Friday
Recommended Grade Levels: 10-12
Program Length: Budget at least 2 hours
Cost: $7.00 per participant plus admission, advance reservation is required. 
Group Size: This program requires a minimum of 24 participants. The maximum group size is 54. 

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