Mount Vernon is open late this summer—just for members!

Members and their guests may explore the grounds after hours, purchase a picnic from the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant, and dine al fresco on the lawn.

Members also receive 20% off on all purchases from the Shops. Some exclusions apply. 

Reserve Tickets

Add to Calendar 08/30/2024 18:00:00 08/30/2024 20:30:00 America/New_York Mount Vernon After Hours: Exclusively for Members

Mount Vernon is open late this summer—just for members!

Members and their guests may explore the grounds after hours, purchase a picnic from the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant, and dine al fresco on the lawn.

Members also receive 20% off on all purchases from the Shops. Some exclusions apply. 

Reserve Tickets

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Free for Members

Free for Members

Join us for an exclusive members-only evening at George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

  • Explore the gardens and grounds
  • Visit the Farm or stroll along the wharf for a view across the Potomac River (closes at 7:30 p.m.)
  • Meander through the Forest Trail until 7:30 p.m.
  • Pay your respect at the Slave Memorial & Cemetery (closes at 7:30 p.m.)
  • See the final resting place of George and Martha at the Washington's Tomb until 7:30 p.m.
  • The Mount Vernon Shops will be open until 7:00 p.m.

Note: The Mansion will be closed during this event.

Outside food and drink is not allowed.

  • Members may pre-order a picnic (see below).
  • The Executive Orders Food Truck will be open for a quick snack or meal.

Space is limited and complimentary tickets must be reserved in advance.

*Member-Only After Hours Picnics may be canceled due to inclement weather. If the event is canceled, any pre-purchased food and beverage will be automatically canceled and refunded.

Purchase a Picnic

Picnics are available for pre-order through the Mount Vernon Inn.

View Picnic Options

 

Picnic Order Deadlines

Picnics must be purchased by 5 p.m. on the Tuesday before each picnic.

Event Date Order Deadline
August 30 August 27 by 5 p.m.

 

Order Picnic

Live Music on the Bowling Green

Sunday, September 4

Joining the ranks of the premier service bands in our Nation’s Capital, is Capital Band. Their introduction to the Washington, DC music scene began in 1992, when they performed the role of the President’s Own Marine Band in the opening scene of the movie, A Few Good Men. Its members are all veterans of the highly esteemed Washington, D.C. military bands and have performed in venues such as the Kennedy Center and the White House.

Weather permitting.

Seating

Seating

Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or small lawn chair to sit on the East Lawn. Seating is not provided.

Tents, tables, pop-ups, grills, beach or free-standing umbrellas, coolers, and glass containers are not permitted.

No outside food or beverages are allowed, except bottled water.

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