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Museum and Education Center

Discover the life and legacy of George Washington and those who lived and worked at Mount Vernon.

The Education Center exhibit on George Washington’s life is closed for an extensive rebuild and will reopen in 2026. The museum remains open.

Museum Visit Time: 1 hour


Mount Vernon: The Story of an American Icon

Donald W. Reynolds Museum

Meet 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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Discovering the Real George Washington

Education Center

This exhibit is closed until 2026.

Explore the life and legacy of George Washington. Learn about Washington's first job as a surveyor, how he learned to lead during the French and Indian War, and his growing businesses at Mount Vernon. You will also discover his role in the Revolutionary War and founding our nation.

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Be Washington™

Education Center

This exhibit is closed until 2026.

Do you have what it takes to lead like George Washington? In this new interactive experience, come face to face with a leadership challenge that George Washington confronted as commander in chief or president.

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Be Washington Interactive Theater

Revolutionary War 4D Theater

Education Center

This theater is closed until 2026.

This fast-paced, award-winning production highlights General Washington's important military victories at Boston, Trenton, and Yorktown.

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Education Center

This area is closed until 2026.

Families with children aged 3-10 can discover more about George Washington and Mount Vernon through costumes, books, and themed activities.

Please see the Today at Mount Vernon Calendar for daily program descriptions and offerings.

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