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Imagine life without the internet. How would you spend your time without a smartphone, video, and music streaming, or messaging apps? Join us to explore how Americans in the 18th century stayed entertained.

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“Nothing is more agreeable, and ornamental, than good music.” George Washington, 1777


Bach, Handel, and Mozart

9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m., Interpretive Center

Listen to the same 18th-century music that filled the Washingtons' home and learn to hear the differences between the baroque, rococo, and classical music of Washington's world.

Making Music

9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Bowling Green

Create your own instrument with our Youth Programs team.

Yankee Doodle

Saturday Only, 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Bowling Green

Join Mount Vernon’s Resident Fifer to explore the Music of the Revolution.

Dance Revolution

10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., 2 p.m - 4:30 p.m., Greenhouse

Take a spin on our dance floor! Our staff will teach you the steps to popular 18th-century dances, like the Indian Queen and Gobby-O, so you can dance like Washington. 

Music of the African Diaspora

Sunday Only, Bowling Green

Discover the music of Mount Vernon’s enslaved with special guests SlamOne and see how music can serve as a common language that connects generations and cultures.

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