Spend Father’s Day with the Father of the Country and hear George Washington share his thoughts on fatherhood.

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Add to Calendar 06/16/2018 09:00:00 06/17/2018 17:00:00 America/Rio_Branco Father's Day Weekend at Mount Vernon

Spend Father’s Day with the Father of the Country and hear George Washington share his thoughts on fatherhood.

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General Washington greets visitors and poses for photographs on Father’s Day weekend.  Listen as Washington discusses his role as husband, stepfather, and Father of Our Country in the program “Father to the First Family.” This program is offered at 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM.

At George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill, demonstrations by costumed distillers take visitors through the historic process of whiskey-making in this reconstructed 18th-century distillery. Visitors see costumed distillers operating copper stills, stirring mash tubs, and managing the boiler as they demonstrate 18th-century distilling. A 16-foot waterwheel powers the giant gears and millstones of Washington's remarkable Gristmill that includes the only operating Oliver Evans Automated Milling System in America.

Father's Day Weekend takes place rain or shine.

Batteau Launch

Sunday, June 17, 12pm | Pioneer Farm

In 2016, Mount Vernon's skilled craftspeople constructed a 21-foot batteau, a multipurpose, flat-bottomed boat using tools based on those available during the 18th-century. Watch this hand-made boat cast off in the Potomac River this Father's Day.

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