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Tavern Life

18th Century Entertainment: Tavern Life

July 20, 2024 - July 21, 2024 — 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Historic Area

Imagine life without the internet. How would you spend your time without a smartphone, video, and music streaming, or messaging apps? Join our staff and special guests to explore how Americans in the 18th...

distillery

Distillery & Gristmill Tours

July 20, 2024 - July 21, 2024 — 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Gristmill

On this guided tour, see the distillery where George Washington made his whiskey and the gristmill that produced thousands of pounds of flour and cornmeal a day. 

The Origins of the Revolution: 250th Anniversary of the Fairfax Resolves

The Origins of the Revolution: 250th Anniversary of the Fairfax Resolves

July 24, 2024 - July 25, 2024 — 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. George Washington Presidential Library

To mark the 250th anniversary of the Fairfax Resolves, a central document in the coming of the American Revolution co-authored by George Mason and George Washington, join emerging and leading historians for a...

Music

18th-Century Entertainment: Music

July 27, 2024 - July 28, 2024 — 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Historic Area

Imagine life without the internet. How would you spend your time without a smartphone, video, and music streaming, or messaging apps? Join us to explore how Americans in the 18th century stayed entertained....

distillery

Distillery & Gristmill Tours

July 27, 2024 - July 28, 2024 — 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Gristmill

On this guided tour, see the distillery where George Washington made his whiskey and the gristmill that produced thousands of pounds of flour and cornmeal a day. 

War

Military Appreciation: Purple Heart Commemoration

August 3, 2024 - August 4, 2024 — 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Historic Area

Join Mount Vernon as we pay tribute to America's active duty, former, and retired military personnel. 

distillery

Distillery & Gristmill Tours

August 3, 2024 - August 4, 2024 — 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Gristmill

On this guided tour, see the distillery where George Washington made his whiskey and the gristmill that produced thousands of pounds of flour and cornmeal a day. 

Purple Heart Commemoration

August 3, 2024 — 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium

Pay tribute to the oldest military decoration in the U.S. at the home of its founder, George Washington. 

Lunch at the Library

Lunch at the Library: 100 Years of Mottahedeh Design

August 7, 2024 — 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. George Washington Presidential Library

Join us for lunch and compelling discussion with Mottahedeh President Wendy Kvalheim, who will discuss her new book, Splendid Settings: 100 Years of Mottahedeh Design. This beautiful new publication is for...

Brown Bag Lunch featuring Research Fellow Lindsey M. Fisher-Hunt

Brown Bag Lunch featuring Research Fellow Lindsey M. Fisher-Hunt

August 8, 2024 — 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. George Washington Presidential Library

Bring your lunch and learn about Library Fellow Lindsey M. Fisher-Hunt's research project, Mapping Their Influence: The Widespread Reach of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. This project explores the deep...

Foodways: Preservation

Foodways: Farm to Table

August 10, 2024 - August 11, 2024 — 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Historic Area

Learn about the food the Washingtons ate and how meals were prepared in the 18th century. 

distillery

Distillery & Gristmill Tours

August 10, 2024 - August 11, 2024 — 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Gristmill

On this guided tour, see the distillery where George Washington made his whiskey and the gristmill that produced thousands of pounds of flour and cornmeal a day. 

Brown Bag Lunch featuring Research Fellow Sally Hadden

Brown Bag Lunch featuring Research Fellow Sally Hadden

August 14, 2024 — 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. George Washington Presidential Library

The U.S. Supreme Court has a history stretching back far earlier than 1787. Its English, colonial, Revolutionary, and even Confederation era forebears influenced the court's creators when they met in muggy...

A peep into the Antifederal Club

Ford Evening Book Talk: Democracy in Darkness

August 15, 2024 — 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. George Washington Presidential Library

Hear from University of Notre Dame professor Katlyn Carter, author of Democracy in Darkness: Secrecy and Transparency in the Age of Revolutions. 

Foodways: Preservation

Foodways: Preservation

August 17, 2024 - August 18, 2024 — 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Historic Area

Learn about the food the Washingtons ate and how meals were prepared in the 18th century. 

distillery

Distillery & Gristmill Tours

August 17, 2024 - August 18, 2024 — 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Gristmill

On this guided tour, see the distillery where George Washington made his whiskey and the gristmill that produced thousands of pounds of flour and cornmeal a day. 

Brown Bag Lunch featuring Research Fellow Meg E. Roberts

Brown Bag Lunch featuring Research Fellow Meg E. Roberts

August 22, 2024 — 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. George Washington Presidential Library

Bring your lunch and learn about Library Fellow Meg E. Roberts's research project, Caregiving and Crisis in the American Revolutionary War....

Book Arts

Book Arts

August 24, 2024 - August 25, 2024 — 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Historic Area

Learn about book making during the 18th century and George Washington's own writings. 

distillery

Distillery & Gristmill Tours

August 24, 2024 - August 25, 2024 — 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Gristmill

On this guided tour, see the distillery where George Washington made his whiskey and the gristmill that produced thousands of pounds of flour and cornmeal a day. 

After hours

Mount Vernon After Hours: Exclusively for Members

August 30, 2024 — 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Mount Vernon is open late this summer—just for members!

Sheep

Animals of Mount Vernon

August 31, 2024 - September 1, 2024 — 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Historic Area

Learn about the animals that would have lived on the estate during Washington's life and have the unique opportunity to meet some of the animals that live at Mount Vernon today. 

distillery

Distillery & Gristmill Tours

August 31, 2024 - September 1, 2024 — 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Gristmill

On this guided tour, see the distillery where George Washington made his whiskey and the gristmill that produced thousands of pounds of flour and cornmeal a day. 

Fall Plant and Garden Sale

Fall Plant and Garden Sale

September 7, 2024 — 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Shop for seasonal color and heirloom plants along with native perennials, trees and shrubs grown at Mount Vernon.

distillery

Distillery & Gristmill Tours

September 7, 2024 - September 8, 2024 — 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Gristmill

On this guided tour, see the distillery where George Washington made his whiskey and the gristmill that produced thousands of pounds of flour and cornmeal a day. 

wiskey

George Washington Whiskey Tasting

September 7, 2024 — 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Distillery

At this outdoor event, sample George Washington's whiskey and other distilled spirits made at Washington's Distillery.

George Washington Patriot Run

September 8, 2024 — 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cross the finish line with George Washington's mansion in view. Register for our annual 10-mile or 5k race; participants receive a t-shirt and finisher medal.

Lunch at the Library: Profiles in Character

Lunch at the Library: Profiles in Character

September 10, 2024 — 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. George Washington Presidential Library

Join us for lunch and compelling discussion with author Jennifer London, who will discuss her new book, Profiles in Character: Sixteen Americans and the Traits that Defined Them. This fascinating new...

Colonial Market & Fair

September 14, 2024 - September 15, 2024 — 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Step back in time at Colonial Market & Fair, featuring food and wares made by colonial artisans. 

distillery

Distillery & Gristmill Tours

September 14, 2024 - September 15, 2024 — 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Gristmill

On this guided tour, see the distillery where George Washington made his whiskey and the gristmill that produced thousands of pounds of flour and cornmeal a day. 

wiskey

George Washington Whiskey Tasting

September 14, 2024 — 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Distillery

At this outdoor event, sample George Washington's whiskey and other distilled spirits made at Washington's Distillery.

Ford Evening Book Talk: Serpent in Eden

Ford Evening Book Talk: Serpent in Eden

September 17, 2024 — 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium

Hear from historian Tyson Reeder, author of Serpent in Eden: Foreign Meddling and Partisan Politics in James Madison's America.

distillery

Distillery & Gristmill Tours

September 21, 2024 — 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Gristmill

On this guided tour, see the distillery where George Washington made his whiskey and the gristmill that produced thousands of pounds of flour and cornmeal a day. 

wiskey

George Washington Whiskey Tasting

September 21, 2024 — 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Distillery

At this outdoor event, sample George Washington's whiskey and other distilled spirits made at Washington's Distillery.