Today at Mount Vernon

Monday June 18, 2018

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Be Washington: It's Your Turn to Lead

Be Washington Theater

Put yourself in George Washington's boots with Mount Vernon's newest interactive experience!

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Washington, Experimental Farmer

Pioneer Farm

Observe an experiment in which wheat, oats, and barley grow in five different soils to discover which soil is best for each grain.

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National Treasure Tour

Mansion Circle

Go behind-the-scenes of the blockbuster movie "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" at Mount Vernon, hear stories about the filming, and learn how the locations were used during Washington's time.

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Field Work Activity

Pioneer Farm

Learn about the work performed on Washington's farms in the 18th century.

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The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

Mansion Circle

Listen to the stories of the enslaved people who built and operated Mount Vernon, and learn about their daily lives on the estate.

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Gardens & Groves Tour

Visit the George Washington he created and learn how he merged areas for work and leisure to create a master plan for his beloved home.

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Tribute at the Slave Memorial

Slave Memorial

Commemorate the community of the enslaved people who lived and worked at Mount Vernon during a special wreath-laying presentation.

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Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Go behind-the-scenes for an in-depth, guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor and the basement! Speak with Mount Vernon experts about the preservation work happening across the estate during this hour-long exclusive tour.

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Story Time in Hands-on-History

Young listeners are invited to hear vibrant tales of George and Martha Washington while learning more about our nation's first president. 

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Greet Lady Washington!

Piazza

Experience the warm Washington hospitality and exchange greetings with our nation’s first First Lady. Photographs welcome.

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Hands-on-History Discovery Program

Hands-on-History

Children ages 3-10 learn American history through games, puzzles, and other fun hands-on activities. 

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Meet People from Washington's World

Greenhouse

Talk with the people who knew George Washington best and see him through the eyes of his family, friends, and servants. You might even gain a new perspective on the General!

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Children's Afternoon Activity Time

Hands-on-History

Mount Vernon's youngest visitors are invited to participate in hands-on-activities and play games while learning about the Father of our Country! For ages 5-10. 

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Specialty Tour tickets are available in the Ford Orientation Center. Programming subject to change. Printed copies of daily programs are available upon arrival in the Ford Orientation Center.

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