Mount Vernon welcomes homeschooling families to discover the 18th century by meeting archaeologists, participating in hands-on activities, and exploring Pioneer Farm!

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Add to Calendar 10/14/2019 12/31/1969 America/Rio_Branco Homeschool Day

Mount Vernon welcomes homeschooling families to discover the 18th century by meeting archaeologists, participating in hands-on activities, and exploring Pioneer Farm!

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Special Rate for Homeschool Families: Free for children 5 and under, $9 for homeschool students ages 6-18, $10 for adults

Join us at 9:30am or 10:30am in the Eagles Theater, located in the Ford Orientation Center as we welcome you to our special Homeschool Day with a special program.

On the Pioneer Farm, 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, play colonial games, and meet some of Mount Vernon's animals.

At the Slave Memorials and Cemetery, archaeologists will be available to discuss research questions, field techniques, and discoveries between the hours of 10 am-2pm ., Guests may also work with staff to screen soil and learn how archaeological research at Mount Vernon reveals information about the contributions of both Indigenous and Enslaved Communities. Throughout the day, you may tour the Mansion, meet people from Washington's world, participate in a special ceremonies at Washington's Tomb and at the Slave Memorial, and visit Hands-on Historic for more archaeology activities.

Schedule  
9:30 a. m. & 10:30 a.m. Orientation Program in the Eagles Theater Ford Orientation Center
9:30 a. m. - 4 p.m. 18th Century Activities & Demonstrations Pioneer Farm
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Activities in Hands-on-History Education Center
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Meet Mount Vernon’s Archaeologists Slave Memorials & Cemetery
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