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Parent Location: Donald W. Reynolds Museum & Education Center

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About the Hands-on-History

Mount Vernon’s youngest visitors (ages three to eight) can make crafts and play games while learning about the Father of our Country! Here, touching objects is both allowed and encouraged. Children can learn about George Washington and his era by dressing in 18th-century clothing and putting on short impromptu plays on a stage fitted with a historic view of the Mansion. They can also read books, explore activity boxes, and "meet" the first president's farm animals. Other learning materials include games of the 18th-century, puppets, puzzles that teach about archaeology, and a miniature Mansion that can be filled with "period furniture".

Access Hands-on-History through the Education Center

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