Tour the grounds with one of Mount Vernon's knowledgeable history interpreters and learn about the history of the estate, the Washington family, the enslaved population who lived and worked here, and George Washington's designs for his landscapes and buildings. This 20-minute experience begins in the Ford Orientation Center.
Be Washington: It's Your Turn to Lead
Do you have what it takes to lead like George Washington? In this new interactive experience, you will come face to face with a leadership challenge that George Washington also confronted as commander in chief or president. Listen to advice from his most trusted sources and make your decision.
Museum and Education Center
Don't miss our featured museum exhibition, Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington's Mount Vernon. Inside the Education Center, see life-sized figures of Washington at ages 19, 45, and 57, plus our 4-D Revolutionary War theater, where it snows every day of the year.
Were Washington's teeth really made out of wood? See the first president's dentures in person in our Education Center and find out.
Explore the Grounds and Gardens
Although the Mansion interior is closed, you can still capture an iconic image of its exterior. Tour the original and reconstructed outbuildings and wander the gardens and forest trail.
Tributes at Washington's Tomb
Mount Vernon welcomes those who wish to pay their respect to the Father of our Country to honor George Washington by participating in a brief wreath-laying ceremony at the Washingtons' Tomb.
Things to Do With Kids
Mount Vernon is a perfect destination for families. Our working farm and historical interpreters will make your family feel like they have stepped back into the 18th century.