Friday, September 11, 2015

Trick-or-Treating at Mount Vernon, October 30th

From our friends at Mount Vernon...

George Washington’s Mount Vernon opens its doors to trick-or-treaters for a spook-tacular evening! Join Mount Vernon’s costumed cast of interpreters for a special opportunity to trick-or-treat in the historic area at George Washington’s estate. Take part in a scavenger hunt stopping at 12 locations on the estate! All trick-or-treaters are invited to join in the children’s costume parade around the Mansion at 5 PM. Prizes will be awarded for the best “George” and “Martha” costumes!
Participate in a Halloween craft activity in the greenhouse. Listen to Halloween-themed stories in the straw bale amphitheater, enjoy colonial games and dancing demonstrations, and take a wagon ride. Watch special trade demonstrations, like 18th-century wool spinning and laundry washing, in the historic area. Mount Vernon’s blacksmith shop will be open and providing demonstrations throughout the afternoon.

The Mansion house and Donald W. Reynolds Museum will be closed this event. Tickets are required for all adults and children to attend Trick-or-Treating at Mount Vernon. Adults (12 and above): $10; youth: $5. Tickets are available online at or in person at the Ford Orientation Center.

Mars Chocolate North America is proud to sponsor Mount Vernon’s Halloween activities featuring AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate. This Halloween, visitors to Mount Vernon will be able to enjoy some of their favorite candy brands as well as learn the history of chocolate in colonial America. Guests will be able to touch, taste, see and smell how chocolate was enjoyed by George Washington at Mount Vernon and have the chance to sample AMERICAN HERITAGE Chocolate - an authentic historic chocolate drink recipe.

Events, programs, and activities are subject to change.

About George Washington’s Mount Vernon:
Since 1860, over 80 million visitors have made George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens the most popular historic home in America. Through thought-provoking tours, entertaining events, and stimulating educational programs on the Estate and in classrooms across the nation, Mount Vernon strives to preserve George Washington’s place in history as “First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen.” Mount Vernon is owned and operated by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, America’s oldest national preservation organization, founded in 1853. A picturesque drive to the southern end of the scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway, Mount Vernon is located just 16 miles from the nation’s capital.