$15 for a Candlelight Tour Package (Up to $37 Total Value)
- One ticket to the Mount Vernon by Candlelight tour (up to a $22 value)
- One ticket for general admission to the estate, redeemable on a second visit (up to a $15 value)<p>
Choose from 12 Candlelight Tour times on December 2, 8, 9, 15, or 16—click here to see available tour times, some of which are Groupon-exclusive.
Surrounded by her family friends and merrily twinkling candles, Martha Washington welcomes visitors to her famed estate in a festive holiday tradition. During the tour, characters from the Washingtons’ world guide guests through the first and second floors of the mansion. From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., tour guests are welcome to stop into the Education Center to explore on their own.<p>
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Its red roof shining from the banks of the Potomac River, historic Mount Vernon bears the torch of gentleman planter and inaugural commander in chief George Washington via the home where he lived for 40 years. It takes about three hours to explore the estate, a visit which begins with a walk through the grounds and a short film before proceeding to a guided tour of the mansion. There, time-travelers visit 1799—the year Washington died—as recreated by preserved original furnishings and detailed reproductions. The home's windows look out on 50 acres of plantation, with 12 original structures, gardens, and a forest trail hemmed with holly and laurel. The museum and education center weaves a rich audio-visual tapestry of the general's life, filled with 23 theaters and galleries and 700 original artifacts that include his famous dentures.
“Lovely place. Wish he was still President!”
“I took visiting family to Mt. Vernon. Our party included children ages 5, 8, and 12 plus 3 adults. Everyone really enjoyed it. The 5 year-old could not stop talking...”
“I took visiting family to Mt. Vernon. Our party included children ages 5, 8, and 12 plus 3 adults. Everyone really enjoyed it. The 5 year-old could not stop talking about everything we saw, especially George Washington's sword and gun. The staff was really great too. From the ticket sales to the info desk We missed our time for the House tour by over an hour. We thought we missed our chance. When a team member heard about it, they said it was no problem. A great experience for my family.”
“Hadn't been in over 10 years, and the upgrades are excellent. Gift shop personnel are a bit surly, but everyone else was great. The Lady Washington reenactor was...”
“Hadn't been in over 10 years, and the upgrades are excellent. Gift shop personnel are a bit surly, but everyone else was great. The Lady Washington reenactor was really amazing, I could have spent a lot more time there.”
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, Virginia 22309Get Directions