Animal Family Day at Mount Vernon

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On April 24, 2021, experience a rare opportunity to see sheep, ox calves, horses, and a hog during Mount Vernon’s Animal Family Day!

Enjoy animal meet-and-greets, learn about the jobs animals performed in George Washington’s time, and hear stories about the enslaved people who cared for the animals. Enjoy fun activities such as storytimes, take-home crafts, and an Animal Passport to explore the estate.

Plus, visitors will also have the opportunity to visit the 12-Acre Field to learn about Mount Vernon’s heritage breeding program and the active role they play in preserving historic breeds.

Pre-registration is required (details below).

Animal Family Day at Mount Vernon

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Apr 24, 2021

George Washington’s Mount Vernon | Mount Vernon, VA (Map)

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Did you know George Washington’s Mount Vernon is open 365 days a year? Open to the public since 1860, Mount Vernon is the former plantation estate and burial location of George Washington, an American political leader, military general, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797.

In addition to a 1735 mansion and the tomb of George and Martha Washington, the property includes a memorial dedicated to the enslaved people who lived and worked on the estate. Mount Vernon also has many interpretive spaces, such as the Pioneer Farm and Washington’s Gristmill & Distillery — all to better understand our first President’s ambitious and profitable business ventures.

Enjoy guided and self-guided tours, seasonal and special events, and more. Visit Mount Vernon online today to plan your visit.

Important Disclaimer: This opportunity is curated from a public source and subject to changes and/or cancelations that might not be reflected above. Always call to confirm before participating.

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