Witness Washington’s innovative treading process, learning first-hand how Washington separated the grain from the straw.

Costumed staff will lead Mount Vernon’s horses as they tread wheat in the 16-sided barn. Afterward, watch and learn how seeds were separated from the chaff using riddling and winnowing baskets. 

This demonstration is included with general admission.

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Add to Calendar 07/09/2022 11:00:00 07/09/2022 America/New_York Wheat-Treading Demonstration

Witness Washington’s innovative treading process, learning first-hand how Washington separated the grain from the straw.

Costumed staff will lead Mount Vernon’s horses as they tread wheat in the 16-sided barn. Afterward, watch and learn how seeds were separated from the chaff using riddling and winnowing baskets. 

This demonstration is included with general admission.

Buy General Admission

Become a member for free admission

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