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

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Add to Calendar 10/18/2021 09:00:00 10/18/2021 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 composting and food preservation in the 18th century from 9am - 3:30pm. 
  • Enjoy Music of the Revolution on the Bowling Green at select times. 
  • Discover experimentation with plants through movement on the Bowling Green at select times.

Face Coverings

Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a face covering.

Those who are not vaccinated are required to wear face coverings indoors and when social distancing is not possible outdoors.

This policy applies to both staff and guests.

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.

Learning Materials

Prepare for your visit by reviewing a printable version of the Homeschool Day. These tools are designed to support your visit and will be available in October 2021. 

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 visiting the Online Activities for Kids webpage. 

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9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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