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For the safety and enjoyment of all at evening events, George Washington's Mount Vernon has the following rules and restrictions.

  • This event takes place rain or shine.
  • All sales are final, with no refunds.
  • Mount Vernon can be accessed from the Washington, D.C. metro by car or public transportation.
  • The estate has many areas with uneven terrain,  steep inclines, and varying levels of light. See our Accessibility Information page for more information.

Food & Drink

  • No outside food or beverages are allowed except bottled water.
  • Concessions by the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant will be available for purchase. Credit cards are accepted for concessions.

What to Bring

  • Seating is not provided. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or small lawn chair.

What Not to Bring

  • Prohibited items include tents, tables, pop-ups, grills, beach or free-standing umbrellas, coolers, and glass containers.
  • Dogs are not permitted during evening events.

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