Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon –


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More than 85 million people have visited George Washington’s Mount Vernon since it officially opened to the public in 1860 — many during the holidays! Celebrate this year at George Washington’s Mount Vernon with special illumination events ideal for the whole family!

Stunning fireworks over the Potomac River are accompanied by visits from George and Martha Washington! On December 18 & 19, 2020, enjoy music from local choirs, snuggle by the bonfire, and sip hot cocoa or cider during this very special Christmas event. Learn the 18th-century process of making chocolate, or go shopping at the Shops at Mount Vernon for all your holiday gift-giving needs!

What: Mount Vernon Christmas Illuminations
When: Dec 18 & 19, 2020; find the time(s) here
Where: Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Mount Vernon, VA 22121
Event Details: Find them here

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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Disclaimer/Terms: These opportunities are subject to last-minute cancellations; always confirm by calling/clicking.


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