Discover the life and legacy of George Washington and those who lived and worked at Mount Vernon.

Some objects, including George Washington's dentures, are not currently on display.

Explore 23 galleries and theaters to learn about George Washington's life and Mount Vernon's enslaved community. 

See hundreds of artifacts from Washington's lifetime, movies, a 4D theater, and an interactive theater, all included with general admission.

Museum Visit Time: 1 hour

Education Center Visit Time: 1 hour

Exhibits

Mount Vernon: The Story of an American Icon

Mount Vernon: The Story of an American Icon

Donald W. Reynolds Museum

Meet the people who shaped Mount Vernon, including Washington and Custis family members, enslaved and hired laborers, and Vice Regents of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, which has owned and preserved Mount Vernon since the 19th century.

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Discovering the Real George Washington

Discovering the Real George Washington

Education Center

Explore the life and legacy of George Washington. Learn about Washington's first job as a surveyor, how he learned to lead during the French and Indian War, and his growing businesses at Mount Vernon. You will also discover his role in the Revolutionary War and founding our nation.

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Be Washington™

Be Washington™

Education Center

Do you have what it takes to lead like George Washington? In this new interactive experience, come face to face with a leadership challenge that George Washington confronted as commander in chief or president.

Be Washington
Hands-on-History

Hands-on-History

Education Center

Families with children aged 3-10 can discover more about George Washington and Mount Vernon through costumes, books, and themed activities.

Please see the Today at Mount Vernon Calendar for daily program descriptions and offerings.

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Film Showtimes

Film Showtimes

Education Center
Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium

A variety of films help guests learn more about the life, leadership, and legacy of George Washington.

Movie Showtimes
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