"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
William Byrd II
Next event
Featured Promotion

Experience the nation’s most popular toys and their stories through three imagined living rooms that bring the decades back to life.

Toys of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Wednesday, October 25, 7:00am5:00pm
Members $119 (Join today)
Location:
Virginia Historical Society
Part of the See You On the Bus category.
Part of the program.

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.

Please join us on this specially led tour of George Washington’s Mount Vernon with Jamie Bosket, VHS President and CEO.  Before coming to the VHS, Jamie was Mount Vernon’s Vice President for Guest Experience.  Our day includes guided tours of the mansion and grounds, the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, a ceremony and wreath laying at Washington’s Tomb, the final resting place of George and Martha Washington, lunch at the Mount Vernon Inn, followed by a stop at the fully functioning reconstructions of George Washington’s Distillery and Gristmill.

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.

View more events in the calendar

You might also be interested in