Mount Vernon by Candlelight

  • November 29, 2019
    November 30, 2019
    December 6, 2019
    December 7, 2019
    December 13, 2019
    December 14, 2019
    December 22, 2019
  • Phone:
  • 703-780-2000
  • Times:
  • Various times
  • Price:
  • $26 for adults (ages 12 and up); $18 for youth (ages 6-11); free for children ages 5 and under
  • Details

    Enjoy the sounds of the holiday season while viewing spectacular Christmas trees highlighting the lives of the Washingtons in the Ford Orientation Center. Light concessions will be available for purchase. Your tour begins with a lantern lit walk of the historic area.  Learn about holiday traditions of the 18th century while viewing the Slave Quarters and outbuildings of the estate. Inside the Mansion, Lady Washington and other Mount Vernon residents will welcome you into their home and share stories of past Christmases. After the tour concludes, visit the Greenhouse and participate in 18th-century dancing, just as the Washingtons might have done during the holidays. Travel to the 12-Acre Field to pay a visit to Aladdin the Christmas camel. You can also visit an 18th-century soldiers’ winter encampment to learn and reflect upon the sacrifices made in service to country. The evening concludes with lives music, cider and cookies in the Donald W. Reynolds Museum & Education Center Lobby and an opportunity to visit the Education Center exhibits and The Shops. The Museum will be closed.

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Mount Vernon by Candlelight
  • November 29, 2019 to December 22, 2019
  • George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • $26 for adults (ages 12 and up); $18 for youth (ages 6-11); free for children ages 5 and under