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.

AHFES In- School 


In-School Visit from Mrs. Washington
Presented by: George Washington's Mount Vernon
"Martha Washington" who is portrayed by a character interpreter, can visit classrooms to present to students about her first-hand experience in the 18th century, focus can include the colonial era or Revolutionary War. Students are encouraged to ask questions.
Dates: Available November through January 

Time: 20 to 30 minutes of presentation with 15 minutes for questions from students (Approximately 45 minutes total.)
Content Area: Social Studies/History/Geography
Learning Standards: Grade 4: Content 4.8. Students explain the causes of the American Revolution. 5. Identify the views, lives, and influences of key leaders during this period (e.g., King George III, Patrick Henry, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams). 6. Explain how the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence changed the way people viewed slavery.
Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th,
Capacity: 30 students per session

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Fall Lottery

Events taking place from October through December will be available in the Fall Lottery opening on September 9th.

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. 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 in other occupations.
Date: 11/5/19, 11/13/19, 11/21/19, 12/5/19, 1/7/19, 2/13/19
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: 3200 Mount Vernon Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography
Learning Standards: For more information about learning standards, click here.
Grades: 5th - 12th
Ticket capacity: 60 per date
Supplementary Materials: Educator Packet
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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: 11/6/19, 11/14/19, 12/4/19
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: 3200 Mount Vernon Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography
Learning Standards: 
Standards of Learning: Grade 4: Content 4.8. Students explain the causes of the American Revolution. 5. Identify the views, lives, and influences of key leaders during this period (e.g., King George III, Patrick Henry, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams). 6. Explain how the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence changed the way people viewed slavery. Grades 3-5: Skills 4. Students use nontext primary and secondary sources, such as maps, charts, graphs, photographs, works of art, and technical charts.
Grades: 3rd - 6th
Ticket capacity: 50 per date
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STEM in George Washington's World
Presented by: George Washington's Mount Vernon

This experience introduces students to Washington through an in-depth exploration of how Mount Vernon reflects the career and accomplishments of the nation’s first president. Students explore Mount Vernon by engaging in a variety of hands-on STEM activities and tasks. Depending on the season, topics may include architecture, food preservation, the greenhouse, farming innovations, land surveying, mathematical spy ciphers, gardening, and archaeology. Participants learn about George Washington’s wide-ranging interests and the enslaved people whose work made Mount Vernon a productive estate.
Date: 11/7/19, 11/19/19, 12/3/19 
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: 3200 Mount Vernon Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Math, Science, Technology
Learning Standards: 
Grade 3: Content 3.3. Students demonstrate basic economic reasoning skills and an understanding of the economy of the local region. 1. Outline the ways in which local producers have used and are using natural resources, human resources, and capital resources to produce goods and services in the past and the present. 3. Describe the specialization in jobs and businesses and provide examples of specialized businesses in the community. Grades 3-5: Skills 4. Students use nontext primary and secondary sources, such as maps, charts, graphs, photographs, works of art, and technical charts
Grades: 3rd - 6th
Ticket capacity: 50 per date
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Suriving the 18th Century
Presented by: George Washington's Mount Vernon

This student program will introduce students to everyday life in the 18th century at Mount Vernon. The tour explores questions that many students often wonder when they visit the estate, such as “Where are the bathrooms?,” “Why are the beds so short?,” “How often and where did people bathe?,” etc.
Date: 11/12/19, 11/20/19
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: 3200 Mount Vernon Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121
Content Area: Social Studies/History/Geography 
Learning Standards: 
Grades 3 through 5 Historical and Social Sciences Analysis Skills CHRONOLOGY AND CAUSE AND EFFECT 3. Students explain how the present is connected to the past, identifying both similarities and differences between the two, and how some things change over time and some things stay the same. 4. Students summarize the key events of the era they are studying HISTORICAL RESEARCH, EVIDENCE, AND POINT OF VIEW 2. Students differentiate between primary and secondary sources and know examples of each.
Grade 3: Content 3.3. Students demonstrate basic economic reasoning skills and an understanding of the economy of the local region. 1. Outline the ways in which local producers have used and are using natural resources, human resources, and capital resources to produce goods and services in the past and the present. 3. Describe the specialization in jobs and businesses and provide examples of specialized businesses in the community. Grades 3-5: Skills 4. Students use nontext primary and secondary sources, such as maps, charts, graphs, photographs, works of art, and technical charts
Grades: 3rd - 5th
Ticket capacity: 50 per date
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Winter Lottery

Events taking place from January through March will be available in the Winter Lottery opening on December 2nd.

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: 1/8/20, 2/25/20
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: 3200 Mount Vernon Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography
Learning Standards: 
Standards of Learning: Grade 4: Content 4.8. Students explain the causes of the American Revolution. 5. Identify the views, lives, and influences of key leaders during this period (e.g., King George III, Patrick Henry, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams). 6. Explain how the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence changed the way people viewed slavery. Grades 3-5: Skills 4. Students use nontext primary and secondary sources, such as maps, charts, graphs, photographs, works of art, and technical charts.
Grades: 3rd - 6th
Ticket capacity: 50 per date
 
STEM in George Washington's World
Presented by: George Washington's Mount Vernon

This experience introduces students to Washington through an in-depth exploration of how Mount Vernon reflects the career and accomplishments of the nation’s first president. Students explore Mount Vernon by engaging in a variety of hands-on STEM activities and tasks. Depending on the season, topics may include architecture, food preservation, the greenhouse, farming innovations, land surveying, mathematical spy ciphers, gardening, and archaeology. Participants learn about George Washington’s wide-ranging interests and the enslaved people whose work made Mount Vernon a productive estate.
Date: 2/26/20
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: 3200 Mount Vernon Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Math, Science, Technology
Learning Standards: 
Grade 3: Content 3.3. Students demonstrate basic economic reasoning skills and an understanding of the economy of the local region. 1. Outline the ways in which local producers have used and are using natural resources, human resources, and capital resources to produce goods and services in the past and the present. 3. Describe the specialization in jobs and businesses and provide examples of specialized businesses in the community. Grades 3-5: Skills 4. Students use nontext primary and secondary sources, such as maps, charts, graphs, photographs, works of art, and technical charts
Grades: 3rd - 6th
Ticket capacity: 50 per date
 
Suriving the 18th Century
Presented by: George Washington's Mount Vernon

This student program will introduce students to everyday life in the 18th century at Mount Vernon. The tour explores questions that many students often wonder when they visit the estate, such as “Where are the bathrooms?,” “Why are the beds so short?,” “How often and where did people bathe?,” etc.
Date: 2/12/20, 2/27/20
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: 3200 Mount Vernon Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121
Content Area: Social Studies/History/Geography 
Learning Standards: 
Grades 3 through 5 Historical and Social Sciences Analysis Skills CHRONOLOGY AND CAUSE AND EFFECT 3. Students explain how the present is connected to the past, identifying both similarities and differences between the two, and how some things change over time and some things stay the same. 4. Students summarize the key events of the era they are studying HISTORICAL RESEARCH, EVIDENCE, AND POINT OF VIEW 2. Students differentiate between primary and secondary sources and know examples of each.
Grade 3: Content 3.3. Students demonstrate basic economic reasoning skills and an understanding of the economy of the local region. 1. Outline the ways in which local producers have used and are using natural resources, human resources, and capital resources to produce goods and services in the past and the present. 3. Describe the specialization in jobs and businesses and provide examples of specialized businesses in the community. Grades 3-5: Skills 4. Students use nontext primary and secondary sources, such as maps, charts, graphs, photographs, works of art, and technical charts
Grades: 3rd - 5th
Ticket capacity: 50 per date
 
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. 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 in other occupations.
Date:  1/7/20, 1/09/2020  2/13/20
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: 3200 Mount Vernon Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography
Learning Standards: For more information about learning standards, click here.
Grades: 5th - 12th
Ticket capacity: 60 per date
Supplementary Materials: Educator Packet
 for "Telling Their Stories"

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