Upcoming Events at Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens
George Washington Whiskey Tasting
Sample 3 Distilled Spirits
Saturdays in September
At this outdoor event, sample George Washington’s whiskey and other distilled spirits made at Washington’s Distillery.
The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook: Book Signing
At The Shops at Mount Vernon
September 5, 2022
Sample the Red Truck Bakery’s Honeysuckle Sweet Tea Cake and get your cookbook signed by the author, Brian Noyes.
George Washington Patriot Run
In-Person & Virtual
September 10, 2022
Race along the George Washington Memorial Parkway and finish with the Mansion in view at this 5k/10-mile race. Participants will receive a finisher medal and t-shirt.
Luke Adams Glass Art Signing
The Shops at Mount Vernon
September 17, 2022
Massachusetts glassblower Luke Adams will sign his hand-blown glass pumpkins and other one-of-a-kind pieces created for Mount Vernon. No admission is required to shop.
Colonial Market & Fair
Included with General Admission; Free for Members
September 17, 18, 2022
Experience an 18th-century marketplace at Colonial Market & Fair. Chat with colonial artisans selling traditional handcrafted food and wares.
John Avlon: Lincoln and the Fight for Peace
Ford Evening Book Talk
September 21, 2022
Author and political analyst John Avlon will discuss the sixteenth president’s plan to secure a just and lasting peace after the Civil War—a vision that inspired future presidents and the world’s most famous peacemakers.
The discussion will be followed by a book signing.
STEAM Workshop for K-12 Teachers
Milling & Distilling
September 22, 2022
K-12 teachers from across the DMV are invited to explore the many connections between STEAM and the history of George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the 18th century.
Registrants must be teachers who currently educate D.C., MD, or VA students in a formal K-12 school environment.
Mount Vernon Plant & Garden Sale
No Admission Required to Shop
October 1, 2022
At the Historic Plant and Garden Sale, the same plants grown at George Washington’s estate can now adorn your garden. The cooler fall weather makes it a great time to plant perennials, trees, and shrubs.
In addition to heirloom plants, this sale will feature many plants native to our region that are beautiful and support the local insect, bird, and wildlife population.
Slave Memorial Commemoration
Included in General Admission
October 8, 2022
Join Black Women United for Action in remembering the enslaved people who lived and worked at Mount Vernon with a program and wreath laying ceremony at the Slave Memorial.
Fall Wine Festival
October 7-9, 2022
Tickets on Sale Now
Taste unlimited samples from Virginia wineries after hours at George Washington’s estate.
This is one of our most popular events of the year. Saturday night will sell out first, so buy your tickets now!
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