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.
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.
Crystal Tasting Glasses
These unusual whiskey glasses are designed to help release the flavors and aromas of your favorite whiskey.
George Washington Socks
Design includes George Washington's image, signature, and a quote by the General.