Join our Historic Trades staff on this exploration of the Pioneer Farm that includes a visit to Washington's innovative 16-Sided Treading Barn, and a discussion of his visionary approach to crop rotation at Mount Vernon.

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Add to Calendar 06/12/2019 14:00:00 12/31/1969 America/Rio_Branco Visionary Farmer Tour

Join our Historic Trades staff on this exploration of the Pioneer Farm that includes a visit to Washington's innovative 16-Sided Treading Barn, and a discussion of his visionary approach to crop rotation at Mount Vernon.

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$10 per person in addition to general admission

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Pioneer Farm

While George Washington is best known for his success as a general during the American Revolution and the role he played as the first president of the United States, his contributions as a visionary farmer, and passion for agriculture, are often overlooked. 

As the landscape of Mount Vernon changes throughout the seasons, this program highlights different innovations throughout the year.

Guests can meet their tour guides at the Pole Shelter on the east end of the Pioneer Farm.

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George Washington's innovative 16-sided barn allowed him to take the essential task of treading wheat to a whole new level of efficiency. Learn more about this remarkable agricultural structure and the process and role of treading wheat at Mount Vernon.

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16-Sided Barn

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