Today at Mount Vernon

Wednesday December 4, 2019

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Extra Fee Applies Free (Ticket Required) Steps, Hills, Distances Weather Dependent Family-friendly
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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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View a Gingerbread Mount Vernon Mansion

View a custom designed gingerbread Mount Vernon Mansion created by Design Cuisine!

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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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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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Holiday Fifing

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

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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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Chocolate Making Demonstration

Vaughan Lobby

Watch 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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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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In-Depth Tour

Mansion

During this exclusive, 45-minute guided tour, explore the Mansion, including behind the scenes areas not generally accessible, and discover more than 250 years of history at Mount Vernon.

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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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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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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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