Visiting Mount Vernon
Our interactive map will guide you to all the great sites you can visit at George Washington's Mount Vernon.
A variety of films located in the Ford Orientation Center and Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center help guests learn more about the life, leadership, and legacy of George Washington.
Admission to all movies is included with general admission.
Free showings of several Mount Vernon films take place daily in Robert H. & Clarice Smith Auditorium (located near the Food Court Pavilion and the Shops at Mount Vernon). The selection includes The Winter Patriots and Yorktown: Now or Never Revolutionary War movies, A More Perfect Union, Saving Mount Vernon, and Mount Vernon in Virginia.
In the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium:
|The Winter Patriots
Washington’s crossing of the icy Delaware River on Christmas Day 1776 is one of the most remarkable and well-known events in American military history.
|Yorktown: Now or Never
Victory at Yorktown led directly to the peace negotiations that ended the war in 1783 and gave America its independence.
|A More Perfect Union
Explore the many challenges facing the new nation and learn how our founding fathers, led by George Washington, created the United States Constitution.
|1:30PM||Mount Vernon in Virginia
A 1950s vintage tour of George Washington's Mount Vernon.
|3:30PM||Saving Mount Vernon
Explore the history of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
All films below play on a continuous loop unless noted otherwise during regular hours of operation.
In the Ford Orientation Center:
|25 Minutes||We Fight to Be Free
Battle scenes from the French and Indian War illustrate the defining moments that made George Washington such an indispensable leader. This film was made possible by the generosity of the Ford Motor Company Fund and Donald and Nancy de Laski.
In the Museum & Education Center:
Revolutionary War in 4D
This fast-paced, award-winning production highlights General Washington's important military victories at Boston, Trenton, and Yorktown.
|10 Minutes||A 40-Year Romance
This film produced by the History Channel highlights George and Martha Washington’s courtship and more than 40-year long marriage.
|4 Minutes||Grand Finale
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough and former U.S. Secretary of State General Colin Powell reflect on General Washington’s legacy.