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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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9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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