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Visit Mount Vernon this holiday season and save! Through January 20, get two tickets for $25 using the promo code HOLIDAY2018.

Mention this promo code to receive discount at the gate. Valid for up to 8 adult daytime admission tickets. Not valid with other offers or discounts.
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Holiday Daytime Activities: Nov. 23 - Dec. 31

Experience a colonial Christmas with holiday programs and tours.

Aladdin the Christmas Camel

Daily | Included with General admission

In 1787, George Washington paid 18 shillings to bring a camel to Mount Vernon for the enjoyment of his guests. This season visit our Christmas camel, Aladdin, on the 12-acre field.

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Camel Talks

Friday-Sunday, 11am & 2pm | Included with General Admission

During this free 30-minute program, Washington's farm manager tells stories about Washington's interest in exotic animals and share facts about camels.

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Holiday Time for the Washingtons Tour

Saturday-Sunday, December 1-30, 12pm | $7 in addition to General Admission

Celebrate the holidays at Mount Vernon and discover what the Washingtons, enslaved people, and hired workers ate during this season. Learn how food was grown, preserved, prepared, and served during the holiday season during this 60-minute tour.

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Cooking Demonstrations

Chocolate Making

Daily, 12-4pm | Included with General Admission

Listen to our costumed interpreters as they describe each step of the chocolate making process—from cacao seed to chocolate mills— and learn more about the preparation of hot chocolate and chocolate tea at Mount Vernon.

Tastings offered from 3-3:30pm.

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Pie Making

Saturday-Sunday, December 1-30, 11am - 2pm | Included with General Admission

Savor the tastes and smells of holiday pie making at Mount Vernon while hearing stories of the Washingtons’ holiday confections. Help Mount Vernon's historic trades staff knead and shape the crust before tasting delicious pre-made pie from 1:30-2pm.

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Activities for Kids

Operation Gratitude: Holiday Cards for the Military

Monday-Friday, 12-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:30pm | Included with Admission

Ages 3-10

Wish our oversees service members a happy holidays by writing a note or making a special card.

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Ornament-making for Children

Monday-Friday, December 3-24, 3-5pm | Included with Admission

Ages 5-10

Create a special souvenir ornament from a clear ball, faux snow, and Mount Vernon pine.

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Holiday Music

Tuesday-Thursday, 10:30am; Friday-Saturday, 10:30am & 2:30pm | Included with General Admission

Join our resident fifer on the bowling green for a musical demonstration and discussion of 18th-century holiday music!

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Special One-Day Events

Holiday Tea with Lady Washington

December 16 & 30 2pm | $35 per person In addition to general admission

Step back in time and join Martha Washington for a festive, cozy tea as she shares memories of her and the General’s life as a young married couple, during the Revolutionary War, and at their beloved Mount Vernon during the holidays.

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Cookie Decorating

December 15, 10am & 1pm | $5 per person In addition to general admission

Visit the cozy greenhouse and receive a box of cookies and decorations to adorn them. Create beautiful gingerbread cookies with the guidance of a Mount Vernon staff member.

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