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

Colonial Market & Fair is included with general admission. Admission is free for Mount Vernon members.

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Experience an 18th-Century Marketplace

Take in the sights and sounds of the marketplace on Mount Vernon's 12-acre field.

  • Chat with colonial artisans selling traditional handcrafted food and wares.
  • Hear live music from the colonial era.
  • Play 18th-century games on the bowling green.
  • Watch as expert artisans demonstrate period crafting techniques.

Artisan Marketplace

Browse the wares available for sale at the pop-up colonial marketplace.

Atisans from across the nation demonstrate their trades and sell their creations, ranging from handblown glass, metalwork, and reproduction 18th-century goods.

Visiting Artists & Craftspeople

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George Washington’s Mount Vernon has established standards necessary to protect visitors and staff when weapons are being used during a demonstration at our site.

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