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George Washington’s Mount Vernon | 10/14/19

Homeschool Day Schedule
9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.: Come to orientation in the Eagles Theater for a special Homeschool Day welcome!

Experience 18th-century plantation life during this special student field trip just for Virginia homeschoolers! On the Pioneer Farm, watch costumed historic trades interpreters produce 18th-century goods, learn about George Washington’s innovative farming practices, visit a reconstructed cabin for an enslaved family, play colonial games, and meet some of Mount Vernon’s animals.

At the Slave Memorial and Cemetery, archaeological research will take place at the Cemetery throughout the day. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., work with staff to screen soil and hear archaeologists discuss archaeological research questions, field techniques, and discoveries. Learn how
archaeology is revealing information about the contributions of both Virginia Indigenous and enslaved communities to Mount Vernon’s long history.

Throughout the day, tour the Mansion, meet people from Washington’s world and participate in a special ceremonies at Washington’s Tomb and at the Slave Memorial!

Location:

George Washington’s Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Parkway
Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Date:

October 14, 2019
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. Click here to purchase tickets.

Additional Information

Allow at least two hours for your homeschool visit. This is an outdoor event, so dress appropriately for all weather possibilities. Water bottles are welcomed on the estate, but other food and beverages are prohibited. Please view the website for dining options.

Driving Directions:

Historic Mount Vernon is located 16 miles south of Washington, D.C., and 8 miles south of Old Town, Alexandria, on the banks of the Potomac River. See GOOGLE MAPS below:

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