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Mount Vernon Fall Harvest Days

Mount Vernon welcomes the autumn season with Fall Harvest Days. So let's attend on Saturday, October 27 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The different activities will be scheduled throughout the day and the grounds of the estate remain open until 5:00 p.m. We'll get a schedule of the day upon arrival to the estate and plan our course of fun. This way attendees can stay as little or long as they like. We will enjoy autumn activities that include wagon rides, wheat treading in the 16-sided barn, 18th-century dancing demonstrations, a straw bale maze, farrier (blacksmithing) demonstrations, apple-roasting, corn husk dolls demonstrations and early-American games and music. Potomac River sightseeing cruises are half-price that day for those who want to enjoy some time out on the water.

We'll be able to have lunch at the eateries in the shops building. *Note that no outside food is allowed on to the grounds. No pets are allowed.

All of the Fall Harvest Day activities are included in the regular Estate admission of $15.00 for adults. Each person will purchase their own ticket once the group is assembled and we proceed to the ticket window which is located inside the main entrance gate to the Estate.

Bring your camera and your Fall festive self and join me for a fun outdoor day.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL PERSONS ARE TO HAVE A CLOSE UP/HEAD SHOT PICTURE OF YOU AND ONLY YOU WITH NO HAT, SUNGLASSES, OR TOURIST ATTRACTION. WE WANT GEORGE AND MARTHA TO BE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE YOU FROM YOUR PICTURE IF WE LOSE YOU WHILE AT THE ESTATE. THINK PASSPORT PHOTO PICTURE AND YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK.

Also on this date: Book Reading and Signing

Mount Vernon’s Magnificent Menagerie and the Very Mysterious Guest

At 3:30 p.m., the author of Mount Vernon's newest childrens book "Mount Vernon’s Magnificent Menagerie and the Very Mysterious Guest," will be at The Shops for a book reading and signing. This charming book, created by a mother and daughter team, is told from the viewpoint of the animals at George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Delightful!

    November 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was alright. Interesting bit of history...

    October 27, 2012

  • Karen T.

    A sunny, lovely fall day with a nice group of people. Thanks to all who came out and joined in with the group. I hope that you all had a good time seeing whatever you decided to see after we made our way down the hill from the Mansion. I had never before roasted an apple, chatted so intimately with Colonel/President Washington, or made a cornhusk doll. I'm looking forward to drinking some apple wine and mulled cider during the Sandy event.

    October 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of fun! Beautiful scenery and lots to do. It was great meeting everyone.

    October 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great day, nice people... enjoyed the tours

    October 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Karen I understand the purpose of the recognizable photo...but the standard outline below seems a bit draconian to me...I am just saying! Enjoy the event....

    October 27, 2012

    • Karen T.

      The photo requirement is on the group's main page as a requirement for joining. This is also posted above on the event description as a reminder to people. You can just easily crop your photo to a head shot of you.

      October 27, 2012

  • Karen T.

    Persons that did not update their photo to one of a close up/passport type profile picture without sunglasses, hats, animals, backgrouond tourist attractions have been removed from this activity. Please update your photo and join us at a future activity.

    October 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it advised to buy a ticket before hand? I am under the impression that this event will be crowded.

    October 20, 2012

    • Karen T.

      Tickets to the estate and all of the activities on that day are only sold on that day as we enter the grounds.

      October 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am really excited to participate in the next event. I

    October 20, 2012

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