Today at Mount Vernon

Saturday March 16, 2019

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National Treasure Tour

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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In-Depth Tour

Mansion

During this exclusive, 90-minute guided tour, explore the Mansion, enslaved quarters, grounds, and outbuildings and discover more than 250 years of history at Mount Vernon.

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Music of the Revolution

Bowling Green

Join our resident fifer for a musical demonstration and discussion of fife & drum music, and its importance during the American Revolution!

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Sightseeing Cruise on the Potomac

Wharf

Experience George Washington's Mount Vernon from a different perspective during a narrated sightseeing excursion on the Potomac River.

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Mate Masie

Join in the song while discovering the meaning behind the music during this 60-minute program led by character interpreter Brenda Parker.

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The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

Listen to the stories of the enslaved people who built and operated Mount Vernon, and learn about their daily lives on the estate during this 60-minute tour.

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Herstory: Women of Mount Vernon Tour

Learn about some of the incredible women who lived and worked here in George Washington's time as well as the women who came later to Mount Vernon and were instrumental in saving and preserving Washington's beloved home.

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Tribute at the Tomb

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

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Hands-on-History Discovery Program

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

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Greet Lady Washington!

Interpretive Center

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

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Tribute at the 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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Surviving the 18th Century

Why were 18th-century beds so short? How were the mattresses stuffed? Where are the bathrooms? On this interactive family tour, discover the answers to these questions and learn what daily life was like in George Washington's time.

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Through My Eyes Tour

Step back in time and join people from Washington's world, like his granddaughter, personal secretary, or farm manager, as they go about their daily activities.

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Discovery Station

Education Center

Participate in hands-on activities, watch demonstrations, and see 18th-century objects. All ages welcome.

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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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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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