Admission is free on Feb. 22 for George Washington’s birthday. Admission tickets will be distributed on-site upon arrival.

Keep our Operations Going

Mount Vernon was closed to the public from March 14 to June 21 to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. 

The closure 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 was Mount Vernon's busiest season where we would normally welcome 5,000 - 8,000 guests daily.

However, we kept our mission strong; we maintained staff to ensure the estate and its collection of objects were properly maintained. We also expanded our distance education programs during this time.

In order to fund these operations, we dipped 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 year.

Make a Donation to Mount Vernon

Please consider making a gift that helps preserve George Washington's home and legacy. 

Make a Donation

Make a Donation to Mount Vernon's War Chest

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

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. 

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. 

Members receive unlimited daytime admission for 12 months, discounted tickets for select events, access to exclusive online programming, and more.

Become a Member

Shop Online

Impact: All net profits will go to help Mount Vernon

Shop online or in-store. Mount Vernon members receive a 10% discount on all purchases.

Shop Mount Vernon

Order from the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

Impact: All net profits will go to support Mount Vernon

The Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant is now open for takeout, delivery, and patio & indoor dining. Mount Vernon members receive 10% off at the Inn.

Order Food Today

Thank You and Stay Safe!

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