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

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Add to Calendar 09/25/2023 09:00:00 09/25/2023 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

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The Farm

Homeschool Day Activities

Activity Stations on the North Lane in the Historic Area (9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.):

  • Visit with our education staff to learn about preserving food in the 18th-century, like smoking, pickling, and salting.
  • Pick up materials for projects you can do at home (while supplies last.)

On the Farm (9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.):

  • Explore archaeology at Mount Vernon and what discoveries tell us about 18th-century foodways.
  • Learn about George Washington's innovative farming practices.
  • Visit a reconstructed cabin, like those that housed enslaved families.
  • Discover the different foods eaten by the Washingtons, the enslaved population at Mount Vernon, and hired workers.

In the Historic Area (9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.):

  • Watch 18th-century spinning and weaving in the Spinning House, where enslaved and hired weavers made utilitarian wool and linen cloth.

On the Bowling Green:

  • Hear our resident fifer and learn about the military music used during the American Revolution at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • Read Farmer George Plants a Nation with Mount Vernon staff at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., then pick up a scavenger hunt you can do around the estate.

Learning Materials

Prepare for your visit by reviewing a printable version of the Homeschool Day. These tools will be available prior to the program. 

Learn more about themes relating to George Washington as a farmer, landscape designer, and the enslaved people who labored on his farms and gardens: 

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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