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Help us celebrate the 20th anniversary of the George Washington Teachers Institute, July 4-6, 2019 at Mount Vernon..



Mount Vernon

During the summer of 1999, 20 teachers from Mississippi came to Mount Vernon and spent a week learning about George Washington and the world in which he lived. Now, 20 years later, we have hosted over 1,300 teachers for an immersive, engaging, and memorable residential experience.  

Join us in celebrating the Institute's resounding impact in classrooms around the country as we mark this anniversary with a 20th-anniversary reunion. This celebration and conference at Mount Vernon will help renew your connections to Mount Vernon, provide opportunities to visit with passionate educators like yourself, and allow you to share your memories and experiences with your family.  


GWTI Alumni Registration  $75
Adult Guest of GWTI Alumni (Ages 19+) $40
Child Guest of GWTI Alumni (Ages 6-18) $20
Child Guest of GWTI Alumni (Ages 0-5) $0
  • The GWTI alumni registration will cover all reunion programming including PD sessions. admission fees for all three days, behind-the-scenes and specialty tours, lunches, sunrise on the piazza, and an evening piazza reception.
  • The GWTI guest registration for family members will cover admission fees for all three days, behind-the-scenes and specialty tours, sunrise on the piazza, and an evening piazza reception.
  • Programming will include behind the scenes tours and before- and after-hours access to the estate.
  • A special GWTI Alumni wreath-laying ceremony 
  • Hotel Room blocks are available at the following hotels:

Can't make it to Mount Vernon next summer? We're looking for volunteers to host local alumni gatherings around the country. If you are interested in hosting or would like more details on hosting, please reach out to Allison Wickens via email at

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GWTI Alumni Reunion Schedule

9:00am - 6:00pm An American Celebration: July 4th at Mount Vernon
3:30pm GWTI Alumni Wreath Laying
9:00am - 2:00pm  Alumni-Only PD Session at the Washington Library and Estate Exploration for Alumni Guests
3:00pm - 6:00pm  Various Guided Tours of Mount Vernon and Self-Exploration Time for Alumni and Guests
6:00pm - 8:00pm   Piazza Reception and Mansion Tours for Alumni and Guests 
6:00am - 8:30am  Sunrise on the Piazza and Breakfast for Alumni and Guests 
9:00am - 11:00am  Various Guided Tours of Mount Vernon and Self-Exploration Time for Alumni and Guests
11:00am - 1:00pm  GWTI Alumni Farewell and Alumni Only Lunch