Student group visits and field trips to Mount Vernon bring George Washington's world to life in an engaging and inspiring way.

General Admission for Student Groups

Student groups of any size enjoy a special rate for admission. When you make your student group reservation, you will also pre-select your group’s Mansion tour time.

Reservations are required. To make a reservation, call us at 703.799.8688 or email us at groups@mountvernon.org. Full payment is required 14 days prior to your arrival. All sales are final and non-refundable.

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Lunch with a Character from Washington's World

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 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.

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Discounted Potomac River Sightseeing Cruises

Discounted Potomac River Sightseeing Cruises

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

Distillery & Gristmill Tours

Distillery & Gristmill Tours

Weekends Only, April 1 – October 31

George Washington's gristmill could produce 5,000 to 8,000 pounds of flour and cornmeal a day.

In 1799, his distillery produced nearly 11,000 gallons, making it one of the largest whiskey distilleries in America.

At our working mill, watch the water wheel turn the mighty gears as we grind Washington's grain. You can also tour a reconstructed working distillery that produces small batch spirits on site today.

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Raise the Flag

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 groups@mountvernon.org.

Store Items at the Gatehouse

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.

Teachers in the D.C., Maryland, or Virginia

Free Planning Visit

If you are the lead teacher for a scheduled field trip to Mount Vernon, you are eligible for a free planning visit prior to your field trip.

To reserve your ticket for free admission, please contact our reservations office at least two weeks in advance of your planning visit.

Discounted pricing is available for accompanying teachers (non-teachers will pay standard prices). Specialty tours, device rentals, and other fee-based activities are not included, but may be added if you wish to pay the associated charge.

Please email groups@mountvernon.org or call 703-799-8688 to make arrangements.

Homeschool Day

Homeschool Day

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

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Teachers in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia

Free Planning Visit

If you are the lead teacher for a scheduled field trip to Mount Vernon, you are eligible for a free planning visit prior to your field trip.

To reserve your ticket for free admission, please contact our reservations office at least two weeks in advance of your planning visit.

Discounted pricing is available for accompanying teachers (non-teachers will pay standard prices). Specialty tours, device rentals, and other fee-based activities are not included, but may be added if you wish to pay the associated charge.

Please email groups@mountvernon.org or call 703-799-8688 to make arrangements.

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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