George Washington's Mount Vernon

Student group visits and field trips to Mount Vernon bring George Washington to life in an engaging and inspiring way. Student groups of 20 or more enjoy a special rate for admission to the Mansion and historic area, the Ford Orientation Center, the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center and the Distillery & Gristmill site. Mount Vernon provides specialty programs for student groups in K through 12th grade. In the Road to Yorktown (4th -6th), students will enlist in General Washington’s army as it makes its way toward Yorktown; in Colonial Days at Mount Vernon (2nd-6th), they will experience plantation life at the Pioneer Farm; in Seed to Table (K-2nd), they will discover George Washington’s skill as a master farmer; in Farmer Washington: A Man of Innovation (3rd-8th), they will learn about Washington as a creative, experimental, and forward-thinking agriculturalist; and in George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill (all grades), students will use STEM curriculum to explore how wheels, pulleys, gears, and levers were used to produce cornmeal and flour at Washington’s water-powered Gristmill. Many additional programs are available. Discounts applicable for qualified Title One schools. Mount Vernon also offers lunch with a themed interpreter, sightseeing cruises, character tours, musical performances, flag raising, visits to Washington's tomb, and homeschool days.

Contact Info
Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121. Fairfax. Tel: 703-779-8688. Email: Website: Hrs: Daily 9AM - 4PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: K-college. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hrs. Cost: Fee.


Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned about $15 per month more. ... Continue