Today at Mount Vernon

Sunday April 14, 2019

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Be Washington: It's Your Turn to Lead

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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Cooking Demonstrations

Pioneer Farm

Watch 18th-century cooking demonstrations representing the meals prepared and consumed at Mount Vernon.

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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 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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Gardens & Groves Tour

Explore beautiful gardens that combine form and function, see 18th-century trees that have stood the test of time, and discover the carefully crafted landscape that George Washington wanted you to experience.

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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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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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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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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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Discovery Station

Education Center

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

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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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