Collect candy around the historic grounds and celebrate Halloween with 18th-century entertainment and activities.

Add to Calendar 10/28/2023 14:00:00 10/28/2023 18:00:00 America/New_York Trick-or-Treating at Mount Vernon

Collect candy around the historic grounds and celebrate Halloween with 18th-century entertainment and activities.

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All sales are final. Trick-or-Treating at Mount Vernon takes place rain or shine. Please note that candy may contain peanuts or tree nuts. Supplies are subject to change. While supplies last.

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Cost

Adults (Ages 12+):
Free for members NOT collecting candy
$17 for members collecting candy
$30 General Public

Youth:
$10 Members
$25 General Public

Visit Mount Vernon in Costume

  • Collect candy in your special Mount Vernon treat bag around the historic grounds. Candy (while supplies last): M&M’s (Milk Chocolate & Peanut), Twix, Snickers (Regular, Peanut Butter, Almond) & Starburst
  • Snap a selfie at our Straw Bale Selfie Station in front of the Mansion on the Bowling Green. Share your snapshot with us on social media using #MVHalloween.
  • Watch your children in a Costume Parade on the historic grounds. Parade will begin near Half Crown Bakehouse on the 12-acre field at 4 p.m.
  • Greet General Washington in the historic area.
  • Stop by the Shops at Mount Vernon to collect a free children’s gift (available at the Manager’s counter while supplies last).

Celebrate Halloween with 18th-century entertainment

  • Watch and learn about 18th-century magic with Mr. Peter Gardiner at 3:00 & 5:00pm in the Upper Garden.
  • Hear live music on the Bowling Green.

Fall Festivities

  • See an 18th-century bake oven demonstration with Half Crown Bakehouse on the 12-Acre Field. Sample a chocolate pudding from a recipe dating back to 1764 and using American Heritage Chocolate (while supplies last).
  • Visit the Discovery Station to learn about Mount Vernon’s historic trees and pick up a tree scavenger hunt to use during your visit on the 12-Acre Field.

Explore the Historic Area

  • Learn about 18th-century wool carding along the South Lane.
  • Watch sparks fly at the Blacksmith Shop.
  • Find out about our Hog Island sheep, a breed dating back to Washington’s time, at the Stables.

Trick-or-Treating at Mount Vernon takes place rain or shine. 

Please note that candy may contain peanuts or tree nuts. Supplies are subject to change. While supplies last.

Mansion Tours Require a Separate Ticket

To tour the Mansion, please purchase a grounds pass with a Mansion tour. A limited number of tickets are also available at the gate.

What's Included with Your Ticket

What's Included with Your Ticket

  • Halloween activities and entertainment
  • Take-home craft
  • Take-home bag of candy
Face Coverings

Face Coverings

Face masks are recommended indoors for all persons, vaccinated or unvaccinated.

Face masks are required for all unvaccinated guests.

Sponsored by:

American Heritage Chocolate Mars Wrigley Confectionery
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