Today at Mount Vernon

Wednesday November 29, 2023

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Extra Fee Applies Free (Ticket Required) Steps, Hills, Distances Weather Dependent Family-friendly
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Discovery Station: The Great Cake De-Constructed

Historic Area

Stop by the Discovery Station to learn more about what it took to make the Great Cake! 

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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 and enslaved staff.

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

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Holiday Fifing

Greenhouse

Join our resident fifer for a musical demonstration and discussion of 18th-century holiday music! 

This activity is included with admission.

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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.

NOTE: The cellar is currently inaccessible due to preservation work.

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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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Hands-on-History: Building at 18th Century Mount Vernon

Hands-on-History

At 18th century Mount Vernon, skilled carpenters and brickmakers were busy building new buildings all throughout the year. Learn more about building-related trades at 18th century Mount Vernon. 

Visit the Hands-on-History Center to find out more! 

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Steps, Hills, Distances Weather Dependent Family Friendly

Holiday Fifing

Greenhouse

Join our resident fifer for a musical demonstration and discussion of 18th-century holiday music! 

This activity is included with admission.

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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.

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

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