Today at Mount Vernon

Wednesday October 17, 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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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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A Day in the Life: Mrs. Washington's Morning

Bowling Green

Young Martha Washington welcomes visitors to her home and shares her duties as mistress of Mount Vernon as well as the latest news of the colony.

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Tribute at the Tomb

Washington Tomb

Pay your respect to George Washington by participating in a brief wreath-laying ceremony at the Washingtons' Tomb.

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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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Whiskey, Wine, and Washington

Meet Washington's distillery manager, John Anderson, and learn about alcoholic drinks in the 18th century. Learn about the role of alcohol in General Washington's life, both personally and professionally.

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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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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 Young Mrs. Washington

Interpretive Center

Experience the warm Washington hospitality and exchange greetings with young Mrs. Washington. 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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