Mount Vernon invites families with children of all ages on the autism spectrum to join us for a sensory-friendly morning and tour.

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Add to Calendar 08/27/2022 08:00:00 08/27/2022 09:00:00 America/New_York Sensory-Friendly Family Morning

Mount Vernon invites families with children of all ages on the autism spectrum to join us for a sensory-friendly morning and tour.

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Members: Free
Children 5 and under: Free
Youth and Adults: $11

Spend a Quiet Morning Exploring Mount Vernon

Before your visit, we'll send you materials to prepare your family for a visit.

Upon arrival, guests will receive a sensory bag (while supplies last.)

Look for our Discovery Station for a hands-on lesson.

Explore the Historic Area with a special self-guided tour.

A take-a-break room will be available from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Open-House Mansion Tours

Open-House Mansion Tours

Mansion tours will be available.

Guests will participate in an open-house style, tactile experience at their own pace. 

Staff will be available to answer questions.  

Pre-Visit Materials

Pre-Visit Materials

Pre-visit information will be sent before your visit. You'll receive:

  • Social Narrative: A visual step-by-step document to help you prepare your family for this program. 
  • Program Map: Includes where to enter the estate and where program activities are located. 
  • Tips for Your Visit: Includes further details that may be helpful as you plan your morning. 
  • Visual Checklist: Objects to look for in the historic area buildings. An answer key for caregivers noting where objects are located is included with the checklist. 

Accessibility

Although the 18th-century pathways in the historic area can be uneven, there is an accessible path linking the Mansion, Ford Orientation Center, and the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center.

Only the first floor of the Mansion is wheelchair accessible.

All program locations will be available via accessible paths.

It is a 0.3 mile distance from the admission counter to the Mansion.

Standard, non-motorized wheelchairs and wheeled walkers are available free of charge inside the Ford Orientation Center on a first-come, first served basis.

Learn More about Accessibility

Questions? Email accessibility@mountvernon.org

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