Today at Mount Vernon

Friday December 7, 2018

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Extra Fee Applies Free (Ticket Required) Steps, Hills, Distances Weather Dependent Family-friendly

Aladdin the Camel

In 1787, George Washington paid 18 shillings to bring a camel to Mount Vernon for the enjoyment of his guests. This season visit our Christmas camel, Aladdin.

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Holiday Fifing

Bowling Green

Join our resident fifer for a musical demonstration and discussion of 18th-century holiday music! 

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Camel Talks

12-Acre Field

During this free 30-minute program, James Anderson and other characters tell stories about Washington's interest in exotic animals and share facts about camels.

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Chocolate Making Demonstration

Vaughan Lobby

Listen to our costumed interpreters as they take you through each step of the chocolate making process—from cacao seed to chocolate mills— and learn more about the preparation of hot chocolate and chocolate tea at Mount Vernon.

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Operation Gratitude: Holiday Cards for the Military

Hands-on-History

Children are invited to write notes or create holiday cards that will be sent to soldiers stationed overseas.

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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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Holiday Entertainments

Greenhouse

Hear costumed friends and family of the Washingtons tell charming stories of Christmas traditions of the past.

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Ornament Making for Children

Education Center

Kids ages 5-10 are invited to make their own ornament in the Hands-on-History Center.

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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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