George Washington’s Mount Vernon

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. View more information on their Member Feature Page.

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Revolutionary STEM
Presented by: George Washington's Mount Vernon

 Students explore Mount Vernon by engaging in a variety of STEM activities and tasks. Topics, depending on the season, include architecture, food preservation, land surveying, gardening, and the wonders of 18th-century technology. Participants learn about George Washington’s wide-ranging interests and the enslaved people whose work made Mount Vernon a productive estate.
Date: 11/13/18, 11/27/18, 12/5/18, 12/12/18, 1/15/19, 2/5/19, 2/6/19
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: 3200 Mount Vernon Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121
Discipline: Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies
Curriculum Connections: Math, History/Geography
Grades: 3rd - 6th
Ticket capacity: 50 per date
 
Supplementary Materials: Learning Packet
 
for Revolutionary STEM
 
 
Telling Their Stories 
Presented by: George Washington's Mount Vernon

This student program is intended to introduce students to the lives of the individuals who were enslaved at Mount Vernon. In 1799, more than 300 slaves lived and worked on the five farms that made up Washington’s 8,000-acre plantation. The tour provides an in-depth exploration of how Mount Vernon was a successful plantation because of the labor of enslaved people who worked as domestic servants, skilled craftspeople, field hands, and other occupations. 
Date: 11/14/18, 11/28/18, 1/16/19, 1/30/19, 2/13/19
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: 3200 Mount Vernon Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121
Discipline: Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies
Curriculum Connections: Diversity, History/Geography
Grades: 5th - 12th
Ticket capacity: 50 per date
 
Supplementary Materials: Learning Packet
 
for Telling Their Stories
 
 
Legends & Legacies
Presented by: George Washington's Mount Vernon

Through a structured discussion and tour of the Education Center and historic area, students discover George Washington, the man behind the myth. Students understand that George Washington’s legacy was built on his real life accomplishments and personal qualities, inspiring the many legends that have developed about him.
Date: 12/4/18, 12/11/18, 1/29/19, 2/12/19
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: 3200 Mount Vernon Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121
Discipline: Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies
Curriculum Connections: History/Geography
Grades: 3rd - 6th
Ticket capacity: 50 per date
 
Supplementary Materials: Learning Packet
 
for "Legands & Legacies"
 
 

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