Pioneer Farm

April - October

Tour our four-acre farm, which includes a replica of Washington’s 16-sided treading barn and a reconstructed slave cabin.

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Wheat Treading Demonstrations

Summer

See an innovation of Washington's own design in action as horses tread wheat in the 16-sided barn!

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Animals on the Estate

Visitors to the estate today can view many of the same animal breeds kept by George Washington in the 18th century.

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Industrial Hemp

Mount Vernon recently planted an industrial cultivar of hemp on the four-acre Pioneer Farm site to expand its interpretation of George Washington’s role as an enterprising farmer.

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Horses & Hounds

November

At this exciting event, watch a simulated fox hunt demonstration on the estate of the Father of the American foxhound, and learn why Washington was considered the greatest horseman of his age!

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Fall Harvest Family Days

October

Take a horse-drawn wagon ride and play colonial games on the bowling green before heading to the Pioneer Farm to observe 18th-century demonstrations and greet Farmer Washington.

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Visionary Farmer Tour

Join our staff on this exploration of the Pioneer Farm that includes a visit to Washington's innovative 16-Sided Treading Barn, and a discussion of his visionary approach to crop rotation at Mount Vernon.

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