Be Washington: It’s Your Turn to Lead

by Liz Jones | February 1, 2018 4:31 pm

by, February 2018

Opening on February 12, 2018, George Washington’s Mount Vernon will introduce guests to a new interactive experience like no other with Be Washington: It’s Your Turn to Lead[1]!

Included in your admission, you’re invited to take part in a dynamic experience that allows you to put yourself in George Washington’s shoes. In a dedicated theatre, you’ll be presented with the same challenges and scenarios George Washington faced, including The Battle of Second Trenton, The Whiskey Rebellion, The Genet Affair, and more.

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For each scenario, you’ll control an interactive kiosk that will allow you to choose whom to take advice from, including Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and more. Act on their counsel and see how your opinions differ or align with how Washington carried out decisions. During this interactive opportunity, you’ll also have the chance to see how your opinions compare to your neighbors.

In the end, you’ll have a greater appreciation for the tough job George Washington faced. You’ll also get a glimpse into why he is one of the most celebrated Americans in history, as well as our nation’s first President.

More than 85 million people have visited George Washington’s Mount Vernon since it officially opened to the public in 1860. In addition to the tomb of George and Martha Washington, Mount Vernon includes a memorial dedicated to the enslaved people who lived and worked on the estate, as well as interpretive spaces like the Pioneer Farm and George Washington’s Gristmill and Distillery. Through self-guided visits, formal tours, exhibits, and special events, a visit will help you better understand Washington’s ambitious and profitable business ventures.

Mt. Vernon tours include the Mansion, built in 1735 and expanded over five decades to 21 rooms (see a virtual tour here[3]), outbuildings, gardens and grounds, heritage breed animals, Pioneer Farm, and more. Plan your visit here[4] and see how much estimated time it will take for each feature.

George Washington’s Mount Vernon is open 365-days a year and is located at 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Mount Vernon, VA 22121. Plan ahead[5] and visit on a day with special events, including story times, Tribute at the Tomb, unique children’s activities, and more.

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Disclaimer/Terms[7]: These opportunities are subject to last minute cancellations and changes that might not be reflected in this post. Please, always confirm by calling/clicking.

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