Today at Mount Vernon

Saturday May 8, 2021

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Extra Fee Applies Free (Ticket Required) Steps, Hills, Distances Weather Dependent Family-friendly

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History Interpretation

History Interpreters will be stationed in the Historic area and at the Washingtons Tomb throughout the day to answer your questions and share the history of Mount Vernon.

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18th-Century Character Interpretation

Historic Area

Speak with our 18th-century costumed interpreters in the historic area at various times throughout the day.

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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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Through My Eyes Tour

Step back in time and join a person from Washington's world, like his personal secretary or enslaved chamber maid, as they go about their daily activities.

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Distillery & Gristmill Tours

Gristmill

On this guided tour, see the distillery where George Washington made his whiskey and the gristmill that produced thousands of pounds of flour and cornmeal a day. 

Tours take place every 30 minutes.

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Public Tour Member Tour

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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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Meet People from Washington's World

12-Acre Field

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. 

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Hamilton The Musical Tour

Mansion Circle

Look around, look around at Mount Vernon and discover Washington’s role in Hamilton The Musical, and his views on many of the themes that the musical addresses.

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Animal Spotlight

Learn about the animals of Mount Vernon in this program for families.

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Founding Flowers Tour

Mansion Circle

Take a guided tour through George Washington's gardens, learn about his flowers and plants, and meet a character from Washington's world. 

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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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Steps, Hills, Distances Family Friendly
Extra Fee Applies

Through My Eyes Tour

Step back in time and join a person from Washington's world, like his personal secretary or enslaved chamber maid, as they go about their daily activities.

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Weather Dependent Family Friendly

Discovery Station: Bake Oven

Look for our family-friendly Discovery Station to learn more about about how bake ovens were built in the 18th century.

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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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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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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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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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