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

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.

Request a Group Reservation

Title One Schools Discounts

Qualified local Title One schools in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia that register for any of these special student programs will receive a 50% discount on student admission.

More information is available during the registration process.

This discount is made possible through the generosity of the Ford Motor Company Fund.

Generous program funding is also provided by the Mars Family Foundation and the Richard Eaton Foundation.

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.

Dates: Wed, Oct 12 – Fri, Oct 14
Wed, Oct 19 – Thurs, Oct 20
Wed, Oct 26 – Fri, Oct 28
Wed, Nov 2 – Fri, Nov 4
Wed, Nov 9 – Thurs, Nov 10

Tues, March 7 - Fri, March 10, 2023

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.

Dates: Nov. 11, 2022 – Feb. 28, 2023, weekdays only*

Program Times: Offered at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.

Recommended Grade Levels: K-12 for most characters

Program Length: 45 minutes

Cost: $1.50 per participant plus admission 

*Available for an additional fee outside of the program dates period, currently at $5 per person plus admission.

View Characters
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.

Dates: Nov. 11, 2022 – Feb. 28, 2023

Program Times: Offered at 10 a.m.

Recommended Grade Levels: 3-6

Program Length: 90 minutes

Cost: $3 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.

Dates: Nov. 11, 2022 – Feb. 28, 2023* 

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

*Available for an additional fee outside of the program dates period, currently at $5 per person plus admission.

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.

Dates: Nov. 11, 2022 – Feb. 28, 2023*

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

*Available for an additional fee outside of the Program Dates period, currently at $5 per person plus admission.

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.

Dates: Nov. 11, 2022 – Feb. 28, 2023* 

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

*Available for an additional fee outside of the program dates period, currently at $5 per person plus admission.

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.

Learn more about the Situation Room Experience: Washington's Cabinet

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. 

Login
Buy Tickets Activities Calendar Shop Restaurant Support Membership
Estate Hours

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

iconDirections & Parking
buy tickets online & save