Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
April 2, 2016 - October 29, 2016
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
$7/person, in addition to Estate admission.
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
Saving Mount Vernon Tour
When Mount Vernon was falling into ruin in the mid-1850s, a courageous group of women came to its rescue. Through their heroic efforts, the estate stayed safe and even welcomed visitors as Civil War battles raged nearby.
During this 60-minute tour, learn about the heroics of the estate's early caretakers and admire the results of their remarkable preservation efforts. Visit the basement and other rarely seen parts of the estate.
A portion of the tickets for this walking tour are offered in advance and the remainder are sold at the ticket window on the day of the tour. General admission tickets are required, and all tour participants must purchase an additional ticket for this tour. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The tour will start promptly at the posted time; please allow at least 10-15 minutes to walk from the main entrance to the tour's starting point at the Mansion Circle.