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Mount Vernon by Candlelight: A Christmas Tour

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Learn about what Christmas was like in the 18th century on this evening tour of George Washington's estate, Mount Vernon.

Timestamps:
00:00 Intro
1:05 How did George and Martha celebrate Christmas?
4:18 Christmas dinners
5:25 How did the enslaved community at Mount Vernon celebrate the holidays?
7:21 Let's visit the Blacksmith shop!
8:23 Dutch Christmas traditions
9:38 Scottish Christmas traditions
11:38 Onto the mansion!
12:23 The Kitchen
14:31 Washington's Study
16:47 Upstair's Bedchamber
18:55 Hello from Eleanor Parke Custis
20:23 Central Passage
21:44 The New Room with Martha Washington
23:22 Thank you for your visit

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Who was Benedict Arnold?
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Washington's Cabinet
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5:38
Who Was Tobias Lear?
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The People Around Washington
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Washington and the Presidency
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18:09
Washington and Slavery
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6:31
The Social George Washington
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5:20
The Inauguration
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5:29
The Inaugural Speech
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59:01
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The First Inauguration
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The Annapolis Convention
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