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.


Included in general admission

Program times are approximate and account for program set-up. The schedule is subject to change, consult the Events Calendar and Today at Mount Vernon for details. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Hands-on-History Discovery Program

Hands-on-History Discovery Program

Monday-Friday: 1PM-2:45PM
Saturday-Sunday: 12PM-1:30PM
Recommended for ages 3-10

Families with young children are encouraged to explore and discover together through educational games, puzzles, and activities.

Children's Afternoon Activities

Children's Afternoon Activities

Monday-Friday, 3PM-5PM
Recommended for ages 5-10

Participate in hands-on activities and create a special craft to take home as a souvenir of your visit! Space and supplies are limited.

Discovery Station

Discovery Station

Offered weekends, 2PM-4:30PM

Visit the mobile Discovery Station in the Education Center Lobby to participate in hands-on activities, watch demonstrations, and see 18th-century objects. The Hands-on-History Center is closed during the Discovery Station program.


Check Our Events Calendar

View our events calendar to see when Hands-on-History programs are offered.

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