Visit Mount Vernon in the winter when there are fewer visitors, and celebrate Christmas like the Washingtons did in the 18th century.

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Tour the Museum

Discover the real George Washington. Learn about Washington's first job as a surveyor, how he learned to lead during the French and Indian War, and his growing businesses at Mount Vernon.

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Take a Specialty Tour

Add to your experience by taking one of our add-on tours. 

Experience the Revolution

Inside the Education Center, step into our 4D theater where you'll experience snow and fog, and feel the rumble of cannons as you watch a short film about George Washington's role in the Revolutionary War.

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Play Be Washington

Do you have what it takes to lead like George Washington? In this interactive experience you will step into the shoes of the first president and commander in chief and make the very same decisions he had to.

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Dine at the Inn

Savor the flavors of early America at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant, located just footsteps from George Washington’s historic estate. Warm up with our skillet cornbread and our Virginia Peanut & Chestnut soup.

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Meet Aladdin the Camel

From late November through December, Mount Vernon is home to Aladdin the camel, our annual holiday guest.

In 1787, George Washington paid 18 shillings to bring a camel to Mount Vernon for the entertainment and delight of his guests and family. Since 2008, Mount Vernon has followed Washington’s lead, welcoming Aladdin the camel to the estate for the holiday season.

 

Shop at Our Gift Shops

Purchase holiday decor or Christmas gifts for family and friends at the Shops at Mount Vernon. Don't forget to buy the annual Mount Vernon ornament for your Christmas tree.

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"Mount Vernon is a fabulous activity if you're in the DC area. It's a beautiful drive to get to the park, and the house doesn't disappoint. I've done this tour in every season and the wintertime is my favorite. Mostly because it's much less crowded, but also because the property is just so beautiful, especially in the snow." - TripAdvisor Review

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