Student group visits and field trips to Mount Vernon bring George Washington to life in an engaging and inspiring way. What better way is there for students to learn about his life than to walk in his footsteps?

General Admission for Student Groups

Student groups of any size enjoy a special rate for admission to the Mansion and historic area, the Ford Orientation Center, the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center and the Distillery & Gristmill site.

Student Field Trip Add-ons 2017-18

Learn more about the special student programs at Mount Vernon. Discounts applicable for qualified Title One schools.

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Lunch with a character from Washington's World

First-person interpreters can also liven up your dining experience at the Mount Vernon Inn. Imagine dining with Martha Washington, Washington’s granddaughter Nelly Custis, Washington’s friend and personal physician Dr. Craik, Washington’s farm manager James Anderson, or another character from Washington’s world. Invite one of our talented Character Interpreters to greet your group while you dine at the Mount Vernon Inn.

Discounted Potomac River Sightseeing Cruises

Experience Mount Vernon from a different view on a fun and informative sightseeing cruise.

Distillery & Gristmill Tours

George Washington erected a large stone gristmill in 1771 to increase production of flour and cornmeal and to be able to export high quality flour to the West Indies, England, and Europe. In 1797, Washington's Scottish farm manager James Anderson encouraged him to build a whiskey distillery adjacent to the gristmill. The distillery was one of the largest in America, producing 11,000 gallons of whiskey in 1799, making it one of the most successful economic enterprises at Mount Vernon.

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Raise the Flag!

We welcome groups to do the honors of raising the flag above Mount Vernon at the main gate as we open to the public. To schedule a flag raising, please contact

Store Items at the Gatehouse

Need to bring your own lunches or other large bags?  We can secure it at The Gatehouse, located just outside the entrance to the Mount Vernon Inn Complex, for you.  Ask a Guest Services staff member at the Ford Orientation Center for assistance. Please note that we do not allow outside food or drink, except for water bottles, on the grounds of the estate.

Homeschool Day

Mount Vernon invites homeschooling families to experience 18th-century plantation life as part of this special program!

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After Hours: Student Evenings at Mount Vernon

Learn more about our Mansion tours, exclusive after-hours access to the Education Center, along with dinner at the Food Court.

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