Visit George Washington's estate this holiday season.

Join us for special evening events or take part in holiday activities during daytime admission.


We're Open

Daily, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Evening Holiday Events

Throughout the season, Mount Vernon hosts events for the entire family.

Winter Glow

Nov. 27-29, Dec. 11-13, 18-19, & 26-28

Join us for an enchanted evening of winter lights at Mount Vernon. 

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Christmas Illuminations


DECEMBER 16 & 17

Kick-off the holiday season with wintry lights and sparkling fireworks overlooking the Potomac River.

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Mount Vernon by Candlelight


November 25-26

December 2-3; 9-10 & 18

Join us for a candlelit tour of the historic area and learn about holiday traditions in 18th-century Virginia.

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Daytime Holiday Activities

Visit Mount Vernon during the holiday season.

Visit Mount Vernon


Open Daily, Including Christmas Day

Holiday programs and tours fill each day with delight at George Washington's estate. Tour the Mansion (reserve your tour ticket during online checkout) and enjoy the grand Christmas trees in the Ford Orientation Center. 

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Aladdin the Camel

Aladdin the Camel

Nov. 26 – Jan. 6

Meet the Christmas camel, Aladdin.

In 1787, George Washington paid 18 shillings to bring a camel to Mount Vernon for Christmas.

Learn more about Washington's Camel

Mount Vernon Gift Cards

Order by Dec. 12 for Delivery by Christmas

Purchase a Mount Vernon gift card to bring your family and friends to Mount Vernon. 

Gift cards can be used on the estate for general admission tickets, specialty tours, event tickets, dining, and items at the Shops at Mount Vernon.

Gift cards are sent by mail and balances never expire.

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Gift Memberships

Give your loved ones access to Mount Vernon year-round. A membership includes:

  • Free, unlimited daytime admission for 12 months
  • Discounts on event tickets, food, and gift shop purchases
  • A subscription to Mount Vernon Magazine
  • Access to exclusive member-only events
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Estate Hours

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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