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George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Wednesday, December 4, 7:30am6:00pm
Members $139 (Join today)
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George Washington's Mount Vernon. Photo courtesy of Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association.

Mount Vernon is an incomparable national treasure. Situated on the banks of the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia, this 500-acre estate offers a glimpse into 18th-century plantation life through beautiful gardens and grounds, intriguing museum exhibitions, and immersive programs honoring the life and legacy of George Washington—first American president, commander of the Continental Army, president of the Constitutional Convention, and gentleman planter.

Celebrate the holiday season at Mount Vernon. Our day includes specially-led guided tours of the mansion, grounds, and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, explore on your own time in the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, a wreath-laying ceremony at Washington’s Tomb, the final resting place of George and Martha Washington, and lunch at the Mount Vernon Inn.

Mount Vernon was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960. Today it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the most visited historic homes in America.

Virginia Journeys is a member-only travel program. The reservation fee includes transportation, admission fees, lunch, and snacks and beverages while in transit. The reservation fee is nonrefundable. Cancelled reservations may be eligible for a charitable contribution tax deduction and will be receipted upon request.

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For information on the June 22 Arthur Ashe Boulevard Dedication Ceremony, click here. The museum galleries and library will open at 12:30 pm on June 22, following the ceremony.


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