Today at Mount Vernon

Saturday September 24, 2022

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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, and hired staff.

Performances daily; schedule varies. See the sign outside of the Interpretive Center for more information.

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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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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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Discovery Station: Brick Making at Mount Vernon

Historic Area

Have you ever wondered about how bricks were made in the 18th century? Stop by the Discovery Station to learn more about how bricks were made and the people who made them at Mount Vernon! 

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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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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 on Saturdays and Sundays, April through October. Present your Mount Vernon grounds pass for admission at any time during operating hours.

Included with Mount Vernon Grounds Pass

Get Grounds Pass

If you're not planning to visit Mount Vernon and only wish to tour the distillery and gristmill, purchase a $10 tour ticket.

Distillery & Gristmill Tour

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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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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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Founding Flowers Tour

Mansion Circle

Take a guided tour through George Washington's gardens and learn about his flowers and plants. 

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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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Wheat-Treading Demonstration

The Farm

Witness Washington’s innovative treading process, learning first-hand how Washington separated the grain from the straw.

Costumed staff will lead Mount Vernon’s horses as they tread wheat in the 16-sided barn. Afterward, watch and learn how seeds were separated from the chaff using riddling and winnowing baskets. 

This demonstration is included with general admission.

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Become a member for free admission

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Free (Ticket Required)

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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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.

Purchase with General Admission

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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.

Learn More Tickets
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.

Purchase with General Admission

Learn More
Steps, Hills, Distances Weather Dependent Family Friendly

Wheat-Treading Demonstration

The Farm

Witness Washington’s innovative treading process, learning first-hand how Washington separated the grain from the straw.

Costumed staff will lead Mount Vernon’s horses as they tread wheat in the 16-sided barn. Afterward, watch and learn how seeds were separated from the chaff using riddling and winnowing baskets. 

This demonstration is included with general admission.

Buy General Admission

Become a member for free admission

Learn More
Steps, Hills, Distances Family Friendly
Extra Fee Applies

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.

Learn More Tickets
Family Friendly

Discovery Station: The Houdon Bust

Visit the Discovery Station to learn more about the Houdon Bust, and why this important object is the very first object you will see in Mount Vernon's new exhibit—Mount Vernon: The Story of an American Icon.

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Steps, Hills, Distances
Free (Ticket Required)

The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

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.

Learn More Tickets
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!

Learn More
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.

Learn More Tickets
Steps, Hills, Distances Weather Dependent Family Friendly

Wheat-Treading Demonstration

The Farm

Witness Washington’s innovative treading process, learning first-hand how Washington separated the grain from the straw.

Costumed staff will lead Mount Vernon’s horses as they tread wheat in the 16-sided barn. Afterward, watch and learn how seeds were separated from the chaff using riddling and winnowing baskets. 

This demonstration is included with general admission.

Buy General Admission

Become a member for free admission

Learn More
Steps, Hills, Distances Weather Dependent
Free (Ticket Required)

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.

Learn More

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

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