George Washington’s Mount Vernon presents a free onsite and virtual program to thank K12 teachers.

George Washington and Thomas Jefferson will discuss subjects related to the founding, civil discourse, and entrepreneurship in the 18th century, followed by candlelight tours of the mansion.

The on-site event is currently full. Join our waitlist or register to attend virtually.

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4:00-8:30 p.m., ET

Conversations with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson 

Join Mount Vernon's K12 & Youth Programs Department to celebrate the season with a special night dedicated to K12 teachers nationwide and in the DMV. Escape for the evening onsite or online as you enjoy George Washington and Thomas Jefferson in conversations related to their roles as President and Secretary of State, as well as between two Virginia gentlemen farmers.

The performance will follow with candlelight tours of the mansion, featuring more of Mount Vernon's character interpreters highlighting what life was like for the Washington family at Mount Vernon during the holiday season.

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Event Schedule


Check-In/Self-guided visit

Ford Orientation Center / Education Center / The Shops


Conversations with George Washington & Thomas Jefferson*

Ford Orientation Center / Livestream



Ford Orientation Center


Candlelight Mansion Tours* 

Historic Area  / Livestream


Event Details

Onsite Event

  • Registrations are limited to 300 teachers.
  • Enjoy networking with local teachers during a cocktail reception following performances.
  • Small group candlelight tours of the mansion will depart every 5 minutes during the reception.
  • Arrival and parking directions will be confirmed via email following registration. 

Virtual Event

  • Registrations are unlimited.
  • Live performances will be streamed.
  • Viewing of a filmed mansion candlelight tour will be livestreamed following performances. 
  • Access directions will be confirmed via email following registration. 
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