Mount Vernon welcomes homeschooling families to discover the 18th century by exploring the Farm at Mount Vernon!

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Add to Calendar 03/08/2021 09:00:00 03/09/2021 16:00:00 America/New_York Homeschool Day

Mount Vernon welcomes homeschooling families to discover the 18th century by exploring the Farm at Mount Vernon!

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Special Rate for Homeschool Families:
Children 5 and under: Free
Ages 6-18: $12
Adults: $14

Activities at the Farm

On the Farm from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

  • Watch costumed historic trades interpreters produce 18th-century goods.
  • Learn about George Washington's innovative farming practices.
  • Visit a reconstructed cabin for an enslaved family.
  • Meet some of Mount Vernon's animals.

In the Historic Area:

  • Learn about seeds and sundials in the 18th century from 9am - 3:30pm. 
  • Enjoy Music of the Revolution on the Bowling Green at 10:15am, 1:00pm, & 2:30pm. 
  • Discover experimentation with plants through movement on the Bowling Green at 9:30am & 11:45am. 
  • Participate in the People of Mount Vernon Spotlight Program by the Coach House at 11:00am & 1:45pm. 

Limited Mansion Access

Due to COVID-19, access to the Mansion is limited.

A limited number of tickets for the Mansion tour will be available at the ticket window on the day of your visit on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

Please note that schedule is subject to change.

Safety Measures

  • Social Distancing: We ask guests to maintain 6-feet of social distancing. Signage is placed throughout the estate to remind guests.
  • Facial Coverings: All guests and staff will be required to wear facial coverings both indoors and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Hand Sanitizer: We have installed hand sanitizer stations around the estate as well as signage promoting proper hygiene.
  • Enhanced Cleaning: Mount Vernon's staff will provide regular enhanced cleaning in high touch areas throughout the day.

Learn more about safety measures on the estate.

Learning Materials

Prepare for your visit by reviewing a printable version of the Homeschool Day. These tools are designed to support your visit:

Adult Guide
Kid's Guide & Map

Learn more about themes relating to George Washington as a farmer, landscape designer, and the enslaved people who labored on his farms and gardens: 
George Washington the Farmer
Lives Bound Together
18th Century Farming
Dung Repository 
The Vaughan Plan 
Teaching with Place Lesson Plan

Extend the learning at home by making a sundial and visiting the Online Activities for Kids webpage. 

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Estate Hours

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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