by Dulles Moms | September 30, 2019 1:40 am
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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:
A candlelit tour, complete with characters, caroling, and even 18th-century dancing await you this year, on select dates in November and December, during the estate’s “Mount Vernon by Candlelight” programs. Tour the Mansion with character guides and enjoy festive fireside caroling while sipping cider and eating cookies. Aladdin the Christmas camel will be there, too!
What: Mount Vernon Candlelight Tours
When: Nov 29-30, Dec 6, 7, 13, 14, & 22, 2019; find the time(s) here
Where: George Washington’s 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.
Disclaimer/Terms: These opportunities are subject to last-minute cancellations; always confirm by calling/clicking.
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