Location: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia.
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Special rates for homeschooling families: $9 for homeschooled students (ages 6-18); $10 for adults; free for children ages five and under.
Registration: Advanced ticket purchase is recommended. More information coming soon.
Experience 18th-century plantation life during this special student field trip just for Virginia homeschoolers!
At the Pioneer Farm, watch costumed interpreters produce 18th-century goods as you learn about George Washington’s innovative farming practices! Visit a reconstructed slave cabin, play colonial games, and see animals (such as horses, mules, sheep, and oxen)
Allow at least two hours for your homeschool visit. As this is an outdoor event, please dress appropriately for all weather possibilities. Water bottles are welcomed on the estate, but other food and beverages are prohibited. Please contact the Reservations Office for more information about on-site dining options. Seating in and immediately outside of the Food Court is reserved for groups or guests who purchase their lunch on site.
Directions: Historic Mount Vernon is located16 miles south of Washington, D.C., and 8 miles south of Old Town, Alexandria, on the banks of the Potomac River. Get directions here.