Today at Mount Vernon

Thursday December 23, 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 throughout the day to answer your questions and share the history of Mount Vernon.

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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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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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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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Discovery Station: George Washington's Dove of Peace

Bowling Green

Pick up a Take Home Craft Kit to make an ornament at home. 

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Specialty Tour tickets are available in the Ford Orientation Center. Programming subject to change.

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