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One-Day Events

Mount Vernon Signature Walking Tour

Jan 16, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 3:30pm
Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This tour is available daily at 3:30 pm through March 14 (except February 14 - 17).


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Tributes at the Tomb at Mount Vernon

Jan 16, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 10am and 3pm (April-October); 12pm (November-March)
A special ceremony and wreath laying occurs at Washington's Tomb daily at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., April - October, and 12 p.m., November - March. This tour is included with general admission. Consult Today at Mount Vernon upon arrival for programming details.

 


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Special Exhibit: Gardens & Groves

Feb 22 - Jan 10, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Admission: Included in regular Estate admission.

Come explore Washington's design for his estate, highlighting the first president's interests and talents as a landscape designer.


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Through My Eyes Character Tour

Mar 1 - Jun 29, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Admission: $5 per tour, in addition to regular Estate admission: adults, $17.00; children ages 6-11, $8; and children under 5 are admitted free.

Step back in time for a 45-minute immersive experience. Join people from Washington's world, like his granddaughter, personal secretary, or farm manager, as they go about their daily activities, making several stops along the way.

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

 


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Garden & Landscape Tour

Apr 1 - Jun 30, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 11am - 12pm

 

This 45-minute guided walking tour examines Washington's brilliant design for the grounds around Mount Vernon. Visit the gardens he created, see some of the original trees, and learn how he merged areas for work and leisure to create a master plan for his beloved home.

 

 


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Slave Life at Mount Vernon

Apr 1 - Jun 30, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 2pm - 3pm
Admission: Included in regular Estate admission.

 

Tours of slave life and gardens enrich the visitor experience by providing in-depth knowledge of these fascinating subjects during the 45-minute guided walking tours, included with admission. The Slave Life at Mount Vernon daily tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon.

 

 


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Carousel at Clemyjontri Park

Apr 5 - Oct 26, Clemyjontri Park

Recurring daily
Address: 6317 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA
Times: Check website for open dates/times.
Phone: (703) 388-2807
Admission: $1.75/ride
Universal access to fun and enjoyment is a hallmark of Fairfax County Park Authority facilities, most notably showcased at Clemyjontri Park in McLean, Va. This unique park features an accessible Liberty swing alongside an amazing two-acre playground where children of all abilities can play side by side. A fully-accessible carousel opens for the season on Saturday, April 5, 2014 , operating on weekends through May 25, then adding weekdays to the operating schedule on May 26. Complete with a picnic pavilion to make the day special, Clemyjontri earns high marks for its playground where every child is welcome and every child can play. *The carousel does not operate in conditions such as heavy rain, thunder, lightning, and temperatures less than 55° F

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Saving Mount Vernon Tour

Apr 5 - Jun 29, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Admission: $5 in addition to Estate admission: $17 adults; $8 children (6-11); free for children 5 & under.

During this one-hour tour, visit the rarely seen Mansion basement and wander the historic area to learn of the heroics of the estate's caretakers during the Civil War, and the robust efforts of many over the century and a half that followed.

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

 


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Herndon High School Senior Juried Art Exhibit

Apr 8 - Apr 27, ArtSpace

Recurring daily
Address: 750 Center Street, Herndon, VA
Phone: (703) 956-6590

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Annual Congressional Art Competition

Apr 12 - May 3, Workhouse Arts Center, McGuire Woods Gallery

Recurring daily
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Free
An exhibition of Virginia high school art submitted for the Annual Congressional Art Competition from the 11th Congressional District. The Congressional Art Competition provides an opportunity for Members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Over 650,000 high school students have participated in the nationwide competition. One young artist from the Workhouse exhibit will have his/her work exhibited in the US Capitol.

 


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Gardening Days

Apr 19 - May 18, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 10am - 6pm
Admission: Free

 

Garden like the General! Gardening Days, Mount Vernon's annual outdoor garden and gift sale, offers a wide array of garden-themed merchandise including tools, gifts, and decorations. Visitors can purchase packets of historic seeds collected from the Mount Vernon gardens and boxwood plants propagated from Mount Vernon plantings. Select heirloom vegetables including 27 varieties of tomatoes are also available!

The Gardening Days tent sale is located just outside the main gift shop in the Mount Vernon Inn Complex. No admission is required to shop.

 

 


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African American Family Celebration at National Zoo

Apr 21, National Zoo

Address: Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC
Times: 10am - 4pm
Admission: Free
This year the Zoo is celebrating Easter Monday on Monday, April 21st! Please join us for special family-focused activities and live entertainment. We'll have a traditional Easter Egg Hunt and animal demonstrations as well as visits from the Easter Panda! Admittance is free!
Be sure to bring in your old cell phones to recycle. Visit the MetroPCS booth at the event to turn in cell phones for recycling!
This event will be held rain or shine.

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Children's Performance Series Presents Miss Cathy

Apr 21, Old Town Hall

Address: 3999 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 10:30am
Contact: Joanna Ormesher
Phone: 703352ARTS
Admission: FREE
Start the week off with this FREE performance by Miss Cathy and her Story Tales! Enjoy the art of story telling! This FREE performance is sponsored by the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.

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The Milk Carton Kids

Apr 21, Wolf Trap – The Barns

Address: 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (703) 255-1900
Admission: $25
“Gorgeous contemporary folk” (NPR) with soothing guitar melodies, witty deadpan banter, and sincere lyrics

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Ukrainian Easter Eggs

Apr 21, Cub Run RECenter

Address: 4630 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly, VA
Times: 2pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 817-9407
Admission: $12/person plus $2 supply fee
Learn Pysanky at Cub Run RECenter from 2 to 4 p.m. Learn the symbolism and history of the ancient Ukrainian art that uses natural materials to decorate Easter eggs. Then decorate your own egg to take home. The cost is $12 per person plus a $2 supply fee. For information, call 703-817-9407.

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White House Easter Egg Roll

Apr 21, White House Lawn

Address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC
Times: 8am - 5pm
Bring the kids to hunt for Easter Eggs and enjoy a morning of storytelling and a visit with the Easter Bunny. This is a special Washington, DC tradition that dates back to 1878. [Special lottery process to get tickets.]

On-Going Events

Jazz Night with Karl Anthony

Mar 17, Maplewood Grill

Recurring weekly on Monday
Address: 132 Branch Rd., Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30-10 PM
Phone: (703) 281-0070
Admission: Free
A night of straight ahead jazz every monday at 7:30 pm. Hosted by drummer, Karl Anthony. Gguest musicians and open mike at times.

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