Today at Mount Vernon

Friday November 26, 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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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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Discovery Station: Trees of Mount Vernon

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

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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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Mrs. Washington’s Mount Vernon

Mansion Circle

Step into the world of Martha Washington as she shares her beloved home with you. 

This program includes a tour of the Mansion and does not require a separate Mansion ticket reservation.

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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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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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Discovery Station: Spies

Bowling Green Gate

Discover more about George Washington's role as a spymaster! 

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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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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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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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