George Washington’s Mount Vernon

George Washington's Mount Vernon is an American landmark and an enduring tribute to the Father of Our Country. Walk through the first president's colonial Mansion and look inside more than a dozen outbuildings where many of the estate's essential operations were performed. George Washington's estate features four separate gardens that guests can enjoy. Meet the animals who live at Mount Vernon, including breeds who were raised on the estate in Washington’s time.

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Hrs: Daily 9AM - 4PM.

School

Programs at Mount Vernon bring George Washington to life in an engaging and inspiring way. In the Road to Yorktown, enlist in General Washington’s army as it makes its way toward Yorktown; in Colonial Days at Mount Vernon, experience plantation life at the Pioneer Farm; in Seed to Table, discover George Washington’s skill as a master farmer; in Farmer Washington: A Man of Innovation, learn about Washington as a creative, experimental, and forward-thinking agriculturalist; and in George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill, use STEM curriculum to explore how wheels, pulleys, gears, and levers were used to produce cornmeal and flour at Washington’s water-powered Gristmill. Mount Vernon also offers lunch with a themed interpreter, sightseeing cruises, character tours, musical performances, flag raising, and visits to Washington's tomb.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies, STEM.

topics covered:
American History, Presidents, Government, Colonial History, Pioneers, Farming, STEM, Industry.

contact info
Phone: 703-799-8688
Email: groups@mountvernon.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 20 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for purchase, Indoor seating, Food, Snacks, Beverages. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: Yes.

Tour Lesson Plan

Sitting atop a double-decker bus or sitting at a window seat on a tour boat is one way to experience a place. Sightseeing tours are often narrated by knowledgeable tour guides. A sightseeing tour can provide your youth group with an opportunity to see entire cities in a short amount of time and learn about many aspects of that city such as, architecture, history, geography, and culture.

 

Walking tours also cover a lot of ground, but allow students and scouts up close and personal view of landmarks and historical sites. Some walking tours can be guided by actual historians, and others allow tourists to experience the sites at their own pace. If secrets and “Ah-ha’s” are what you’re looking for, a behind-the-scenes tour will provide you with the information you’ve been seeking. Although behind-the scenes tours are usually restricted to one location – theater, studio, museum, zoo – what they lack in sites they make up for with an intimate peek into the happenings behind closed doors.

 

Whatever tour you go on, keep your eyes peeled for all the wonders you’re sure to experience.

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George Washington’s Mount Vernon

George Washington's Mount Vernon is an American landmark and an enduring tribute to the Father of Our Country. Walk through the first president's colonial Mansion and look inside more than a dozen outbuildings where many of the estate's essential operations were performed. George Washington's estate features four separate gardens that guests can enjoy. Meet the animals who live at Mount Vernon, including breeds who were raised on the estate in Washington’s time.

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Hrs: Daily 9AM - 4PM.

Scouts

Programs at Mount Vernon bring George Washington to life in an engaging and inspiring way. In the Road to Yorktown, enlist in General Washington’s army as it makes its way toward Yorktown; in Colonial Days at Mount Vernon, experience plantation life at the Pioneer Farm; in Seed to Table, discover George Washington’s skill as a master farmer; in Farmer Washington: A Man of Innovation, learn about Washington as a creative, experimental, and forward-thinking agriculturalist; and in George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill, use STEM curriculum to explore how wheels, pulleys, gears, and levers were used to produce cornmeal and flour at Washington’s water-powered Gristmill. Mount Vernon also offers lunch with a themed interpreter, sightseeing cruises, character tours, musical performances, flag raising, and visits to Washington's tomb.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
American History, Presidents, Government, Colonial History, Pioneers, Farming, STEM, Industry.

contact info
Phone: 703-799-8688
Email: groups@mountvernon.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 20 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for purchase, Indoor seating, Food, Snacks, Beverages. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: Yes.

Tour Lesson Plan

Sitting atop a double-decker bus or sitting at a window seat on a tour boat is one way to experience a place. Sightseeing tours are often narrated by knowledgeable tour guides. A sightseeing tour can provide your youth group with an opportunity to see entire cities in a short amount of time and learn about many aspects of that city such as, architecture, history, geography, and culture.

 

Walking tours also cover a lot of ground, but allow students and scouts up close and personal view of landmarks and historical sites. Some walking tours can be guided by actual historians, and others allow tourists to experience the sites at their own pace. If secrets and “Ah-ha’s” are what you’re looking for, a behind-the-scenes tour will provide you with the information you’ve been seeking. Although behind-the scenes tours are usually restricted to one location – theater, studio, museum, zoo – what they lack in sites they make up for with an intimate peek into the happenings behind closed doors.

 

Whatever tour you go on, keep your eyes peeled for all the wonders you’re sure to experience.

View Lesson Plan>>

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

George Washington's Mount Vernon is an American landmark and an enduring tribute to the Father of Our Country. Walk through the first president's colonial Mansion and look inside more than a dozen outbuildings where many of the estate's essential operations were performed. George Washington's estate features four separate gardens that guests can enjoy. Meet the animals who live at Mount Vernon, including breeds who were raised on the estate in Washington’s time.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 9AM - 4PM.

Camp

Programs at Mount Vernon bring George Washington to life in an engaging and inspiring way. In the Road to Yorktown, enlist in General Washington’s army as it makes its way toward Yorktown; in Colonial Days at Mount Vernon, experience plantation life at the Pioneer Farm; in Seed to Table, discover George Washington’s skill as a master farmer; in Farmer Washington: A Man of Innovation, learn about Washington as a creative, experimental, and forward-thinking agriculturalist; and in George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill, use STEM curriculum to explore how wheels, pulleys, gears, and levers were used to produce cornmeal and flour at Washington’s water-powered Gristmill. Mount Vernon also offers lunch with a themed interpreter, sightseeing cruises, character tours, musical performances, flag raising, and visits to Washington's tomb.

topics covered:
American History, Presidents, Government, Colonial History, Pioneers, Farming, STEM, Industry.

contact info
Phone: 703-799-8688
Email: groups@mountvernon.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 20 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for purchase, Indoor seating, Food, Snacks, Beverages. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: Yes.

Tour Lesson Plan

Sitting atop a double-decker bus or sitting at a window seat on a tour boat is one way to experience a place. Sightseeing tours are often narrated by knowledgeable tour guides. A sightseeing tour can provide your youth group with an opportunity to see entire cities in a short amount of time and learn about many aspects of that city such as, architecture, history, geography, and culture.

 

Walking tours also cover a lot of ground, but allow students and scouts up close and personal view of landmarks and historical sites. Some walking tours can be guided by actual historians, and others allow tourists to experience the sites at their own pace. If secrets and “Ah-ha’s” are what you’re looking for, a behind-the-scenes tour will provide you with the information you’ve been seeking. Although behind-the scenes tours are usually restricted to one location – theater, studio, museum, zoo – what they lack in sites they make up for with an intimate peek into the happenings behind closed doors.

 

Whatever tour you go on, keep your eyes peeled for all the wonders you’re sure to experience.

View Lesson Plan>>

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

George Washington's Mount Vernon is an American landmark and an enduring tribute to the Father of Our Country. Walk through the first president's colonial Mansion and look inside more than a dozen outbuildings where many of the estate's essential operations were performed. George Washington's estate features four separate gardens that guests can enjoy. Meet the animals who live at Mount Vernon, including breeds who were raised on the estate in Washington’s time.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 9AM - 4PM.

Homeschool

Programs at Mount Vernon bring George Washington to life in an engaging and inspiring way. In the Road to Yorktown, enlist in General Washington’s army as it makes its way toward Yorktown; in Colonial Days at Mount Vernon, experience plantation life at the Pioneer Farm; in Seed to Table, discover George Washington’s skill as a master farmer; in Farmer Washington: A Man of Innovation, learn about Washington as a creative, experimental, and forward-thinking agriculturalist; and in George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill, use STEM curriculum to explore how wheels, pulleys, gears, and levers were used to produce cornmeal and flour at Washington’s water-powered Gristmill. Mount Vernon also offers lunch with a themed interpreter, sightseeing cruises, character tours, musical performances, flag raising, visits to Washington's tomb, and homeschool days.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies, STEM.

topics covered:
American History, Presidents, Government, Colonial History, Pioneers, Farming, STEM, Industry.

contact info
Phone: 703-799-8688
Email: groups@mountvernon.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 20 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for purchase, Indoor seating, Food, Snacks, Beverages. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: Yes.

Tour Lesson Plan

Sitting atop a double-decker bus or sitting at a window seat on a tour boat is one way to experience a place. Sightseeing tours are often narrated by knowledgeable tour guides. A sightseeing tour can provide your youth group with an opportunity to see entire cities in a short amount of time and learn about many aspects of that city such as, architecture, history, geography, and culture.

 

Walking tours also cover a lot of ground, but allow students and scouts up close and personal view of landmarks and historical sites. Some walking tours can be guided by actual historians, and others allow tourists to experience the sites at their own pace. If secrets and “Ah-ha’s” are what you’re looking for, a behind-the-scenes tour will provide you with the information you’ve been seeking. Although behind-the scenes tours are usually restricted to one location – theater, studio, museum, zoo – what they lack in sites they make up for with an intimate peek into the happenings behind closed doors.

 

Whatever tour you go on, keep your eyes peeled for all the wonders you’re sure to experience.

View Lesson Plan>>

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