Colonial Market & Fair

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George Washington’s Mount Vernon invites you to experience an 18th-century marketplace!

From September 16-17, 2023, take in the sights and sounds of the marketplace on Mount Vernon’s 12-acre field and chat with colonial artisans selling traditional handcrafted food and wares. You’ll also have the opportunity to hear live music from the colonial era and watch as expert artisans demonstrate period crafting techniques.

Plus, don’t miss the chance to see General Washington in the General’s Tent at select times throughout the day!

It is highly recommended you pre-purchase admission. The Colonial Market & Fair is included with general admission; admission is free for Mount Vernon members.


Sept 16-17, 2023

GW’s Mount Vernon • Mount Vernon, VA (Map)

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.


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