Christmas Illuminations @ Mount Vernon

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For two days this December, visit Mount Vernon for a family-friendly holiday celebration: Christmas Illuminations!

On December 16-17, 2022, not only enjoy stunning fireworks over the Potomac River at night, but also see the Mansion aglow in beautiful amber light, the Upper Garden and Greenhouse dazzling in blue and lavender with moving wintry light patterns, and the lantern-lit Historic Area. There will also be mansion tours, a winter market, the opportunity to see a winter encampment, and much more!


Dec 16-17, 2022

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.


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