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Mount Vernon Celebrates #America250

As we prepare for a celebration of the first 250 years of the United States, we are embarking on projects to preserve George Washington's estate and celebrate the events of the founding era.

July 2026

Visitors to Mount Vernon in July 2026 will:

We invite you to join us at George Washington's Mount Vernon for this historic celebration.

New Permanent Exhibit

In April 2022, Mount Vernon opened a new permanent exhibit that highlights the people who shaped Mount Vernon, including Washington and Custis family members, enslaved and hired laborers, and Vice Regents of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, which has owned and preserved Mount Vernon since the 19th century.

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George Washington Exhibit Revitalization

By 2026, we aim to revitalize our George Washington exhibit and bring his story to life using modern technology.

This updated space will focus on why George Washington matters today and how the decisions that he made in his lifetime continue to impact us in the 21st century.

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As we look to the future, and particularly to the 250th anniversary of our nation’s founding, we are raising funds to take on immediate preservation challenges and ensure that Mount Vernon lasts for generations.

As we prepare for a celebration that honors the first 250 years of the United States, we are embarking on projects to preserve George Washington's estate and celebrate the events of the founding era.

Learn about America250

Mount Vernon Digital Resources

From videos and podcasts to lesson plans and online games, see all of the interactive tools Mount Vernon has to offer about the life of George Washington and the founding of the nation.

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America's Invitation


On July 4, 2026, our nation will commemorate the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Partner With Us

To partner with us, contact Julie Almacy, Vice President of Media & Communications at jalmacy@mountvernon.org.

Mount Vernon Digital Resources

From videos and podcasts to lesson plans and online games, see all of the interactive tools Mount Vernon has to offer about the life of George Washington and the founding of the nation.

Learn more