Today at Mount Vernon

Thursday December 8, 2022

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Extra Fee Applies Free (Ticket Required) Steps, Hills, Distances Weather Dependent Family-friendly
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Meet People from Washington's World

Interpretive Center

Talk with the people who knew George Washington best. See the General through the eyes of his family, friends, and hired staff.

Performances daily; schedule varies. See the sign outside of the Interpretive Center for more information.

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In-Depth Tour

During this 45-minute guided tour, explore the Mansion, including areas not generally accessible, and discover more than 250 years of history at Mount Vernon.

From Nov. 26 – Jan. 6, this tour highlights the holiday traditions of 18th-century Virginia.

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Free (Ticket Required)

The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

Mansion Circle

Listen to the stories of the enslaved people who built and operated Mount Vernon, and learn about their daily lives on the estate during this 60-minute tour.

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Holiday Fifing

Greenhouse

Join our resident fifer for a musical demonstration and discussion of 18th-century holiday music! 

This activity is included with admission.

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National Treasure Tour

Mansion Circle

Go behind-the-scenes of the blockbuster movie "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" at Mount Vernon, hear stories about the filming, and learn how the locations were used during Washington's time.

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Free (Ticket Required)

Tribute at the Slave Memorial

Slave Memorial

Commemorate the community of the enslaved people who lived and worked at Mount Vernon during a special wreath-laying presentation.

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Tribute at the Tomb

Washington Tomb

Pay your respect to George Washington by participating in a brief wreath-laying ceremony at the Washingtons' Tomb.

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Chocolate Making Demonstration

Vaughan Lobby

Watch our costumed interpreters as they take you through each step of the chocolate-making process—from cacao seed to chocolate mills— and learn more about the preparation of hot chocolate and chocolate tea at Mount Vernon.

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Steps, Hills, Distances Family Friendly
Extra Fee Applies

In-Depth Tour

During this 45-minute guided tour, explore the Mansion, including areas not generally accessible, and discover more than 250 years of history at Mount Vernon.

From Nov. 26 – Jan. 6, this tour highlights the holiday traditions of 18th-century Virginia.

Learn More Tickets
Steps, Hills, Distances
Free (Ticket Required)

The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

Listen to the stories of the enslaved people who built and operated Mount Vernon, and learn about their daily lives on the estate during this 60-minute tour.

Learn More Tickets
Steps, Hills, Distances Weather Dependent Family Friendly

Holiday Fifing

Greenhouse

Join our resident fifer for a musical demonstration and discussion of 18th-century holiday music! 

This activity is included with admission.

Learn More
Steps, Hills, Distances Weather Dependent
Free (Ticket Required)

Tribute at the Slave Memorial

Slave Memorial

Commemorate the community of the enslaved people who lived and worked at Mount Vernon during a special wreath-laying presentation.

Learn More

Specialty Tour tickets are available in the Ford Orientation Center. Programming subject to change.

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