Today at Mount Vernon

Tuesday March 26, 2019

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Revolutionary War Medicine

Listen to Dr. Craik, Physician General of the United States and George Washington's friend, discuss the medical practice of the Revolutionary War and the tools used by doctors in the 18th century.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Music of the Revolution

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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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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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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