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Interior of Mount Vernon to Briefly Close for Maintenance

The interior of the Mount Vernon Mansion will be closed for scheduled annual preservation work from January 27 to February 9, 2020. While no interior tours will be held during those two weeks, the rest of the estate and museum will remain open.  Visitors to Mount Vernon during the restoration will receive 25% off general admission prices. 

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Simulated Fox Hunt Event Mount Vernon this Weekend

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Oct 31, 2019 12:39:20 PM

Although the Washington Nationals won the 2019 World Series in a historic game seven last night, it turns out baseball was not George Washington’s favorite sport!  Do you know what was?

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George Washington Bobbleheads Hidden around Nationals Park

Martha Washington was busy this morning around Nationals Park baseball stadium!  What was she doing?

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Topics: Mount Vernon, Washington Nationals

Be Washington: A High School Teacher's Review of the New Interactive Game

As the nation's first president, George Washington faced a series of difficult decisions, all with major implications for our young nation.  The premise of the game is simple:  Given the same information that Washington had, what decision would you have made? 


With the new interactive game Be Washingtonyou get to step into George Washington's boots.  As a high school teacher, I had to check it out for myself.  Could this game experience hold the attention of my teenage students?  Could this high school English teacher make an informed decision like Washington?  Here's what I found. 

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Presidents Day SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Mount Vernon

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Feb 18, 2019 8:37:50 AM

In honor of Presidents Day today we've put together a special SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT, featuring experienced Washington, D.C. Tour Guide Aaron Killian's personal review, tips, and advice for taking school groups to Mount Vernon, the historic home of George and Martha Washington. 


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Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Apr 30, 2018 12:30:00 PM
George Washington’s homestead is a national treasure and one of the most beautifully   maintained historic sites in the United States thanks to the Mount Vernon Ladies Association.  It's also one of the most popular stops outside D.C. proper on a school trip because of it's beauty and education options. 
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Free Admission and Special Events at Mount Vernon in Honor of Presidents' Day

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Feb 19, 2018 11:00:00 AM


Every day is a great day to visit Mount Vernon, the beautiful and historic estate of George and Martha Washington, but on Presidents' Day, guest enjoy free admission and special events.


Events include a wreathlaying at the Washington's Tomb, a military demonstration on the bowling green with costumed characters, a rare tour of Washington's reading room, and an Old Guard gun salute to the first president.


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Topics: Mount Vernon, Presidents' Day

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