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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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"Flights of Fancy" - Stories for Children

Mar 11 - Dec 19, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Address: 14390 Air & Space Museum Way, Chantilly, VA
Times: 11:00
Phone: (703) 572-4118
Admission: Free, Parking $15

Museum staff will read stories for children about famous aviators, hot-air balloon flights, trips to Mars, the night sky, and winged creatures that soar through the skies. Afterwards, visitors ages two through eight-years-old will take part in a hands-on art activity. Story time will take place every 15 minutes from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm near the SR-71 Blackbird in the Boeing Aviation Hangar.


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Burger Bar at Trummer's on Main

Mar 11 - May 29, Trummer's On Main

Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Address: 7134 Main Street, Clifton, VA
Times: 5:30pm - 9pm
Phone: (703) 266-1623
Mouth-watering burgers, boozy handcrafted shakes & unique sides are available at Burger Bar.

Burger Bar is open Tuesdays - Thursdays in our third floor Gallery Room from 5:30pm - 9pm. Come on in, no reservations needed. Come in to try Victoria Trummer's favorite, The Falafel Burger with grilled halloumi cheese & tzatziki sauce or Stefan Trummer's favorite The Surf & Turf with 28 day dry aged Martin's Angus Beef topped with a lobster tail, diablo sauce and oven dried tomatoes. Come in to find your own favorite this week as featured in Northern Virginia Magazine and on burgerdays.com!


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"Virginia Architecture" Traveling Exhibition

Mar 12 - Jun 1, Fairfax Museum

Recurring daily
Address: 10209 Main St, Fairfax, VA
Times: 9am - 5pm
Phone: (703) 385-8414
Admission: Free
This traveling exhibition from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts examines Virginia landmarks, such as the Virginia State Capitol and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

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"Making Mona Lisa" by Priscilla Briggs

Mar 17 - May 9, George Mason University Mason Hall Atrium Gallery

Recurring daily
Address: Ground floor of Mason Hall on GMU-Fairfax Campus, Fairfax, VA
Times: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday
Phone: (703) 993-8950
Admission: Free
"Making Mona Lisa," an exhibition of photography and painting by Priscilla Briggs that documents the oil painting industry in Xiamen, China comes to the Mason Hall Atrium Gallery on George Mason University's Fairfax Campus from March 17 to April 11.

Briggs' work takes an intriguing behind-the-scenes look at the manufacturing of paintings made specifically for tourist galleries, hotels and furniture stores. These mass-produced copies of European Masters and the commercial painters who make them call into question "the perceived value of such oil paintings as ‘ART' in the global market," according to Briggs' artist statement. Through the process of how these paintings are made - a digital print that is painted over - and her documentary work about it, Briggs delves into the complexity of the term "original" when dealing with the industry of copied artworks.

Priscilla Briggs is a lens-based artist living in Minneapolis. She received her M.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art and B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University. Her work in video and photography has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Hillstrom Museum of Art in St. Peter, Minn., the King Street Gallery in Silver Spring, Md. and many other national venues. Briggs is the recipient of many grants including two from the Minnesota State Arts Board in 2010 and 2014 and a McKnight Artist Fellowship in 2008.


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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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"German-American Caricaturists in the Civil War"

Apr 8 - Jun 28, Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 10am-3pm
Phone: (703) 591-0560
Admission: Free
The exhibition on loan from the German-American Heritage Society examines the work of Thomas Nast, a Unionist, and Confederate Adalbert Volk.

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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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Live Concert: The Nields

Apr 23, Immanuel Presbyterian

Address: 1125 Savile Lane, McLean, VA
Times: 7:00pm
Contact: office@ipcmclean.org
Phone: (703) 356-3042
Admission: freewill donation
Join us for an evening of fantastic music as The Nields visit Immanuel on Wednesday, April 23rd at 7pm! Join us and bring a friend! They'll be playing their original songs along with a tribute to the late Pete Seeger.

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Medlow Album Release + The Baby Grand + Kenny Kohlhaas

Apr 23, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Contact: Jammin Java-Mei
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $10-$13
Synth/Electronica Pop newcomers MEDLOW burst onto the scene with their debut self-titled offering and with it hope to challenge what it means to be a hardworking, independent band in a mainstream world. And they’re doing it all on their own… with a little help from their friends. With inspirations like New Wave greats Depeche Mode and more recent contemporaries CHVRCHES and M83, MEDLOW are positioning themselves in an exciting genre with an impressive entry.

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