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Mount Vernon, George Washington's former home in VA-FREE on President's Day

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SUNOCO National Harbor Address is: 111 North Cove Terrace ~ National Harbor, Maryland 20745 ~ 301-567-4613

Mt. Vernon, George Washington's former home in VA is FREE to visitors on his birthday. Monday the 17th, Presidents Day holiday marks what would have been George Washington's282nd Birthday (http://www.mountvernon.org/birthday). Join us for an all-day birthday salute – free admission! YOU SAVE $17.00
If you have no plans with the family...here is a free educational family fun event. THERE may be LONG LINES especially since this is a "Free" day so, come early.

HOURS: November through February, 9:00 a.m. $17.00- 4:00 p.m. LOCATION: 3200 Mt Vernon Memorial Hwy Mt Vernon, VA 22309 703-780-2000

FACT or FICTION

★ In 1754 Washington led an attack that started a world war

★ Washington was known as an energetic and excellent dancer

★ Washington inherited his first slaves at age 11

★ When Washington married Martha Dandridge Custis in 1759 she was already a widow

★ Washington was an investor in a company that built a canal around the Great Falls of the Potomac

★ Washington was the first to sign the Constitution

★ Washington never occupied the White House

Click here (http://www.mountvernon.org/georgewashington/facts) for more facts and answers to above trivia.

PARKING
Visitor parking is always FREE at Mount Vernon. There are parking lots on the east (Potomac River) and west sides of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, as you approach Mount Vernon. On busy visitation days, these lots often fill up and are marked with "Lot Full" signs. If you are unable to park in the east or west lots, please follow the signs to our overflow parking lot, which will require you to turn into the Estate at the four way traffic stop and enter through one of our security gates. There are also spaces for RVs, motor coaches and trailers, either in the east lot or in the overflow lot.
Metro and Bus
Take Metro Rail's Yellow Line Train to Huntington Station in Virginia. Exit at the lower level (Huntington Avenue) of the station to catch a Fairfax Connector bus to Mount Vernon. Board the Fairfax Connector Bus #101 (Fort Hunt Line) at Huntington Station for a 20-minute trip (approximately 7.5 miles) to Mount Vernon's entrance gate.

Vanessa, my son and I went last year. We had never been to Mt. Vernon before then.

From Clinton, MD 19.8 mi, 29 mins

From Woodbridge VA Take U.S. 1 N and VA-235 N 11.4 mi, 18 mins