Today at Mount Vernon

Friday June 11, 2021

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

Virtual VIP Tours of the Estate

Take a virtual tour with one of our history experts from the comfort of your home. 

Explore the Mansion, tomb, and other areas of the estate online with a private tour guide. Tours are 1 hour long and must be booked at least two weeks in advance.

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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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Weather Dependent Family Friendly

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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Steps, Hills, Distances Family Friendly
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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 Weather Dependent Family Friendly

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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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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Meet People from Washington's World

Interpretive Center

Talk with the people who knew George Washington best. See the General through the eyes of his family, friends, hired staff, and enslaved workers.

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Weather Dependent Family Friendly

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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Steps, Hills, Distances Family Friendly
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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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Family Friendly
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Photo Cruise on the Potomac

Wharf

Experience George Washington's Mount Vernon from a different perspective during a narrated excursion on the Potomac River.

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Family Friendly
Extra Fee Applies

Photo Cruise on the Potomac

Wharf

Experience George Washington's Mount Vernon from a different perspective during a narrated excursion on the Potomac River.

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Steps, Hills, Distances Family Friendly
Extra Fee Applies

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
Free (Ticket Required)

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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Weather Dependent Family Friendly

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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Steps, Hills, Distances Weather Dependent Family Friendly

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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Steps, Hills, Distances Weather Dependent

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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