Today at Mount Vernon

Friday February 14, 2020

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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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In-Depth Tour

Mansion

During this 45-minute guided tour, explore the Mansion, including areas not generally accessible, 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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The World of the 18th Century

Interpretive Center

Join one of our character interpreters as they present their unique performances. Be it fashion and manners, the songs of the enslaved and their meanings, 18th-century medicine, or Washington and the business of whiskey - these programs are sure to captivate audiences of all ages.

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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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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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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

In celebration of Black History Month, please join Mount Vernon's staff for a daily special tribute to the enslaved community at the Slave Memorial & Cemetery. 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

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 and friends as well as his hired and enslaved workers. You might even gain a new perspective on the General!

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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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