Tours

Please note: general admission is required for add-on tours.

The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

60 MINUTES | $10 per person

AVAILABLE Daily, February-March, 11:30AM, April-October, 10AM & 2PM.

This guided tour highlights the lives and contributions of the enslaved people who built and operated Mount Vernon. Listen to their stories and learn more about their daily life on the estate.

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Through My Eyes Character Tour

Through My Eyes Character Tour

60 MINUTES | $10 PER PERSON

AVAILABLE Saturday-Sunday, March-November, 1:30pm

Step back in time for an immersive experience and experience Mount Vernon through the eyes of the people who knew George Washington best.

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National Treasure Tour

National Treasure Tour

60 MINUTES | $10 per person

AVAILABLE Daily, MARCH-DECEMBER, TIMES VARY.

Go behind-the-scenes of the blockbuster movie "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" at Mount Vernon. This popular tour combines Hollywood and history, giving visitors stories about the filming and information on how the locations were used during Washington's time.

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Private Tours

Go behind the scenes with your personal expert tour guide for an in-depth tour customized to your interest and schedule.

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Activities

All activities are free with admission.

Be Washington Interactive Theater

Be Washington Interactive Theater

18 MINUTES | Included with Admission

AVAILABLE Daily

Do you have what it takes to lead like George Washington? Step into the shoes of the first president and commander in chief and face the same decisions as Washington.

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Tribute at the Tomb

Tribute at the Tomb

20-30 MINUTES | Included with Admission

AVAILABLE Daily, April-October, 10AM & 3PM; November-March, 12PM

Mount Vernon welcomes those who wish to pay their respect to the Father of our Country to honor George Washington by participating in a brief wreath-laying ceremony at the Washingtons' Tomb.

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Lives Bound Together Exhibition

Lives Bound Together Exhibition

Open all day | Included with Admission

Available through September 30, 2020

Explore the personal stories of the people enslaved at Mount Vernon while providing insight into George Washington’s evolving opposition to slavery.

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Tribute at the Slave Memorial

Tribute at the Slave Memorial

20 MINUTES | Included with Admission

Daily, February-March, 12:30PM and April-October, 11:15AM & 3:15PM

Commemorate the community of the enslaved people who lived and worked at Mount Vernon during a special wreath-laying presentation.

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Revolutionary War Theater: 4D Experience

Revolutionary War Theater: 4D Experience

22 MINUTES | Included in admission

AVAILABLE Daily

Exclusively at Mount Vernon, this unique theater experience highlights General Washington's role in the Revolutionary War complete with snow, fog, canon shots and other 4D effects.

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Meet Martha Washington

Meet Martha Washington

Included with Admission

AVAILABLE Daily, 12:30PM-3:30PM

A character interpreter portraying Martha Washington will regale you with tales of what it was like being married to our first president, hosting guests at Mount Vernon, living in the eighteenth century, and much more.

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Music of the Revolution

Music of the Revolution

45 MINUTES | Included with Admission

AVAILABLE Friday-Saturday, 10:30AM & 2:30PM; Tuesday-Thursday, 2:30 PM

Learn about some of the musicians who played music on the front lines of the American Revolution and examine replicas of 18th-century uniforms, books, and sheet music from our Resident Fifer.

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Meet People from Washington's World

Meet People from Washington's World

30 Minutes | Included with Admission

AVAILABLE Daily at 2PM & 3PM

Character interpreters portraying Washington's granddaughter, personal physician, enslaved manservant and others will give you a first-person narrative of life with the Father of Our Country.

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Special Activities for Children

Special Activities for Children

Included with Admission

AVAILABLE Daily, Times & Programming Vary

Mount Vernon's youngest visitors can make crafts and play games while learning about the Father of our Country! Children learn the same themes and ideas presented in the programming at Mount Vernon by participating in hands-on activities.

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Seasonal Tours & Activities

Washington's Distillery® and Gristmill

Washington's Distillery® and Gristmill

Included with Admission or $5

AVAILABLE April-October, 10 AM-5 PM 

Watch the mighty gears turning and the stones grinding at our Gristmill, where Washington produced flour and cornmeal. And within our functioning distillery, you can see where we make George Washington's whiskey.

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Preservation Tour

Preservation Tour

60 MINUTES | $10 PER PERSON

Thursday-Friday, March-November, 1pm

This unique tour gives participants extraordinary access (including climbing on scaffolding) to the processes and practices of our preservation staff.

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Herstory: The Women of Mount Vernon Tour

Herstory: The Women of Mount Vernon Tour

60 MINUTES | $10 PER PERSON

AVAILABLE Daily, March-October, 12pm

Learn about the incredible women who lived and worked here in George Washington's time as well as the women who came later to Mount Vernon and were instrumental in saving and preserving Washington's beloved home.

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Gardens & Groves Tour

Gardens & Groves Tour

60 MINUTES | $10 per person

AVAILABLE Daily, April-October, 11AM

Explore beautiful gardens that combine form and function, see 18th-century trees that have stood the test of time, and discover the carefully crafted landscape that George Washington wanted you to experience.

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Sightseeing Cruise

Sightseeing Cruise

45 MINUTES | Adults $11, Children $7

AVAILABLE Seasonally, please check calendar for availability.

See George Washington’s Mount Vernon from a different perspective during this 45-minute narrated sightseeing excursion on the Potomac River.

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Wheat Treading Demonstrations

Wheat Treading Demonstrations

Included with Admission

AVAILABLE Daily, July-October, 10:30AM, 11AM, 1PM, 3PM

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

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