Fall may be the best time of the year to visit Mount Vernon, with beautiful weather, modest crowds, exciting events, and a landscape filled with autumn color.

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Best Reasons to Visit

1. The Fall Leaves

Every season is filled with beauty at Mount Vernon, but with its dazzling autumn colors, fall may be the best of all. Come see Washington’s home and tree-lined estate.

2. Cooler Weather

The summer heat is long gone and so are the large crowds of spring. Enjoy the estate to its fullest.

3. Fantastic Fall Events

Some of our favorite events happen in the fall. Attend our new Harvest Time tour, enjoy family activities on Fall Harvest Family Days, and shop for holiday gifts at our Colonial Market & Fair. See our full calendar.

4. Two Museums to Explore

Learn about George Washington's remarkable life in our Education Center and Museum, and take a closer look at slavery at Mount Vernon in our exhibit Lives Bound Together. Can you lead like George Washington? Find out by playing one of our new Be Washington scenarios. 

5. Peanut Soup at the Inn

Stop by the cozy Mount Vernon Inn and enjoy our famous peanut soup. Other seasonal dishes make this a destination in its own right. 

6. Bring Your House Guests

Looking for something to do with your out-of-town guests? We're open every day of the year - Thanksgiving included. Have your Thanksgiving dinner at the Mount Vernon Inn restaurant.

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Become a Member for Free Admission

Become a member for free admission to Mount Vernon year-round.

Have out-of-town guests? Purchase one of our contributor memberships and your guests can attend for free as well!

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Open today from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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