Bring the family to George Washington's estate, where there's something for all ages. 

Visit Mount Vernon's Animals

Meet the animals who live at Mount Vernon, such as Ossabaw Island Hogs, Hog Island Sheep, Dominique Chickens, and Red Devon Cattle. All Ages.

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Take a Photo Cruise on the Potomac River

Leave dry land behind and enjoy the river breeze during a narrated tour on the Potomac River. Cruises are available seasonally, through fall. All Ages.

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Visit the Pioneer Farm

From April through October, head to the Pioneer Farm for a taste of 18th-century farm life. Watch farming demonstrations from plowing to harvesting to cooking, and see our farm animals. All Ages.

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Hear Music of the Revolution

Join our Resident Fifer for a musical demonstration. Learn about musicians who played on the front lines of the American Revolution, and hear tunes for dancing.

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Enjoy Kids' Activities in the Hands-on-History Center

Stop by the Hands-on-History Center in the Education Center for kid-friendly activities, including story hours, crafts, and games. Ages 3-10.

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Try the I Spy Scavenger Hunt

Our youngest guests match nine images with objects and places at Mount Vernon while they explore the estate. Pick up your free scavenger hunt at the Ford Orientation Center. Ages 3-7.

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Explore the Estate with our Adventure Map

Written clues and colorful pictures guide families on an exploration of nine locations on the Mount Vernon estate. Pick up the Adventure Map in the Orientation Center when you arrive at the estate. Ages 7-12.

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Walk the Forest Trail

Walk through a wooded area with interactive text panels along the way to learn who lived here before the Washingtons and what animals roamed the woods. The forest trail includes several steep inclines and uneven terrain. Ages 8 and up.

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Learn How to Survive in the 18th Century

Why were 18th-century beds so short? How were the mattresses stuffed? Where are the bathrooms? On this interactive family tour, discover the answers to these questions and learn what daily life was like in George Washington's time. Ages 8 and up.

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Watch a 4D Movie in our Revolutionary War Theater

This fast-paced, 4D production traces General Washington's important military victories at Boston, Trenton, and Yorktown. The Revolutionary War Theater—where cannons fire and snow falls every day—is one of Mount Vernon’s most popular attractions. Ages 8 and up.

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Play Be Washington

See if you can lead like George Washington with this leadership experience inside our Education Center. Ages 10 and up.

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Try our Augmented Reality Glasses

Put on a pair of augmented reality glasses and explore the estate through rich 360-degree visuals, narration, period music, and atmospheric sounds. Ages 11 and up.

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Play Agent 711

Discover what it is like to be one of George Washington’s spies. Go undercover and test your spycraft skills while exploring the grounds of Mount Vernon with this free app.

Pick up the Agent 711 map in the Orientation Center when you arrive at the estate. Ages 11 and up.

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Take the Photo Quest

Follow the clues to discover great places to take photos! Pick up your free photo quest at the Ford Orientation Center or use the button below to download it before you visit. Ages 11 and up.

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Mount Vernon is located in northern Virginia, just a short drive from Washington, D.C.

For more information about things to do in Virginia, visit Virginia.org, the official tourism website for the state of Virginia. You’ll find an overview of each region in Virginia, as well as information about cultural attractions, upcoming events, and where to stay. You can also purchase merchandise featuring the official Virginia slogan, “Virginia is for Lovers.”

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