Today at Mount Vernon

Thursday June 13, 2019

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Mount Vernon in AR

Discover a whole new way to see George Washington's Mount Vernon with an exciting new augmented reality tour of the estate!

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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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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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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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Story Time in Hands-on-History

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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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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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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Preservation Tour

Discover the estate's ongoing preservation work during this 75-minute behind-the-scenes tour. Meet Mount Vernon's architectural historians and venture into areas rarely seen by guests.

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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 and friends as well as his hired and enslaved workers. 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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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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