Mount Vernon is currently closed. We look forward to welcoming you to George Washington's estate very soon! Learn more

Keep our Operations Going

Mount Vernon has been closed to the public since March 14 to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. 

This closure has had a tremendous impact on our operating budget. We are privately owned and operated by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. 75% of our annual revenue is derived from ticket, food, and retail sales. March to May is Mount Vernon's busiest season where we would normally be welcoming 5,000 - 8,000 guests daily.

However, we are keeping our mission strong; we are maintaining staff to ensure the estate and its collection of objects are being properly maintained. We are also expanding our distance education programs during this time.

In order to fund these operations, we are dipping into our rainy-day funds. If you have the capacity to help, we have several ways you can support our mission and staff during this difficult period.

Make a Donation to Mount Vernon's War Chest

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Impact: 100% will be used to help Mount Vernon during this CHallenging time

Without your support, we could not continue working remotely during this challenging period or fund digital projects, including our online learning and livestreams.

To address this unprecedented closure, Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association has pledged to match every donation you make dollar for dollar today.

These funds will go into our war chest to help address our current deficit and keep Mount Vernon afloat.

Make a Donation

Purchase a Gift Card

Impact: 100% will go to help Mount Vernon

Gift cards can be used to purchase:

  • General admission tickets
  • Specialty tours
  • Special events tickets
  • Items at the Mount Vernon Food Court
  • Food at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant
  • Items at the Shops at Mount Vernon

Gift card balances never expire and can be used any time. Any gift card purchased during our closure will also receive an additional bonus value.

Purchase a Gift Card

Become a Member

Impact: 100% of your membership will go to help mount Vernon

Members help support Washington's legacy all-year-round, including educational outreach to schoolchildren across the nation and preservation efforts at Mount Vernon. 

During this period of closure, members will receive access to exclusive programming for members-only. Additionally, members will receive a 20% discount on online purchases from our gift shop.

Become a Member

Memorial Day To-Go Meals


Let the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant prepare your Memorial Day meal. Our meals are freshly prepared and just need to be warmed up.

Meals can be picked up curbside on Sunday, May 24 to enjoy on Memorial Day.

Order Today

Shop Online

Impact: All net profits will go to help Mount Vernon

Our gift shops may be closed but our retail operations are continuing online. 

During the closure, members receive a 20% discount on all online purchases.

Shop Mount Vernon

Order from the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

Impact: All net profits will go to support Mount Vernon

If you miss dining at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant our meals, wine and cocktails are now available for no-contact pick-up curbside at the Mount Vernon Inn.

Orders must be placed a day in advance for pickup on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Order Food Today

Thank You and Stay Safe!

We hope you and your family remain safe during this time. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to Mount Vernon when we can re-open.

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