Christmas Illuminations @ Mount Vernon

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

From December 15-16, 2023, celebrate the holiday season with an enchanted evening of Christmas Illuminations — see the Mansion aglow in beautiful amber light and the Upper Garden and Greenhouse dazzling in blue and lavender with moving wintry light patterns, and listen to classic holiday music and patriotic inspirational quotes on the Bowling Green.

There will also be mansion tours, a winter market and a winter encampment to explore, and sparkling fireworks over the Potomac River at night!


Dec 15-16, 2023

GW’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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