The Mansion will be closed Jan. 23 – Feb. 5. The grounds remain open.

Stop by the Hands-on-History Center (accessible through the Education Center) to create a special ornament to remember your visit to Mount Vernon!

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Stop by the Hands-on-History Center (accessible through the Education Center) to create a special ornament to remember your visit to Mount Vernon!

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In the Hands-On-History Center, enjoy special activities for kids under 10.

Keepsake Ornament

Keepsake Ornament

Create a special keepsake ornament to remember your visit to Mount Vernon. Crafts are available while supplies last.

Take-Home Pomander Kits

Take-Home Pomander Kits

Pick up a pomander craft kit to take home and make your own pomander ball. Crafts are available while supplies last.

Colonial Menu Planning

Colonial Menu Planning

Create your own holiday menu using the types of foods eaten by the Washingtons.

What's in Mrs. Washington's Trunk?

What's in Mrs. Washington's Trunk?

Explore the types of things that Martha Washington may have brought with her when she traveled to the winter encampments during the Revolutionary War.

What was Christmas like in the 18th century?

What was Christmas like in the 18th century?

Christmas was primarily a religious holiday in 18th-century Virginia. The holiday season began on Christmas Eve and lasted 12 days until Epiphany, or January 6th. Close friends and relatives frequently came to Mount Vernon for the holiday.

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Special Activities

Keepsake Ornament

Visit the Hands-on-History room to create a special keepsake ornament to remember your visit to Mount Vernon. Crafts are available while supplies last.

DIY Pomander Kits

Pick up a pomander craft kit to take home and make your own pomander ball. Crafts are available while supplies last.

Colonial Menu Planning

Create your own holiday menu using the types of foods eaten by the Washingtons.

What's in Mrs. Washington's Trunk?

Explore the types of things that Martha Washington may have brought with her when she traveled to the winter encampments during the Revolutionary War.

Visit Hands-On-History

Books, 18th-century costumes, a Mount Vernon dollhouse, and more are also available in the Hands-on-History Center. Families with kids 10 and under are welcome.

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