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On Thanksgiving Day, walk the grounds, explore the museum, and meet our special holiday visitor: Aladdin the camel.

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9am — 4pm

Bring your family and friends to Mount Vernon during Thanksgiving weekend!

Christmas at Mount Vernon

Christmas at Mount Vernon

The holidays are full of delight at George Washington’s estate. During the day, tour the Mansion, watch historic chocolate-making demonstrations, and more.

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The Father of Thanksgiving: The Proclamation of 1789

In 1789, President George Washington issued a proclamation calling for “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

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