Today at Mount Vernon

Saturday October 23, 2021

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

Mansion Circle

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

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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Discovery Station: Trees of Mount Vernon

Explore Mount Vernon as you discover estate's historic trees. 

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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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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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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 Family Friendly
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In-Depth Tour

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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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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Character Conversations

Greenhouse

Enjoy an informal sit down 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 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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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.

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