The anniversary of George Washington's death is a time of somber reflection at his Mount Vernon estate, when his family members, friends and enslaved servants emerge from the corridors of time to tell poignant firsthand experiences of his passing. Join the skillful performers portraying these colorful characters on a guided, candlelit tour of Washington's mansion. Along the way, you'll hear Tobias Lear's recounting of Washington's final moments, visit the bedroom where he took his last breath, and stand with Martha Washington alongside a replica of her husband's mahogany coffin. Finish up by following the path of Washington's 1799 funeral procession and participating in a candlelight wreath-laying ceremony at his burial site, where you'll listen to Henry Lee's famous eulogy for the first President of the United States.
The Mount Vernon Mourns tour includes exclusive admittance to the grounds around the mansion, but does not include daily general admission, as it is a special after-hours event.