The mission of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association is to preserve, restore, and manage the estate of George Washington to the highest standards and to educate visitors and people throughout the world about the life and legacies of George Washington, so that his example of character and leadership will continue to inform and inspire future generations.
For more information, visit their website.
Our tours and programs engage guests in the stories of the Washington family and the many enslaved and hired workers who lived at Mount Vernon. Tours and programs are designed using national and state learning standards to support classroom education. Additionally, experiences at Mount Vernon seek to inspire further exploration into the life and legacy of George Washington.
For more information, visit their education page.
Partnership with DC Collaborative
DC Collaborative since 2013.
"Working with the DC Collaborative allows Mount Vernon the opportunity to engage with our local community by providing tours and programs for school groups in the DCPS school system."
Arts and Humanities for Every Student Provider
George Washington's Mount Vernon is an AHFES provider! Teachers can view their AHFES programs here.
Story Bank Blog
George Washington's Mount Vernon is featured on the DC Collaborative Story Bank Blog! Read the post here.
History/Trivia! Having raised the funds through a national grassroots campaign, the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association purchased Mount Vernon for $200,000 in 1859 from a relative of George Washington. It is the oldest national historic preservation organization in America. It is overseen by a Board of Regents, comprised solely of women, currently representing 27 states.