April 1, 2020 - October 31, 2020
10am and 3pm
Included in regular admission
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
Tribute at the Tomb at Mount Vernon
Following his death on December 14, 1799, George Washington's remains were placed in a family vault on the hillside overlooking the Potomac River. Washington knew this site would not be tenable for much longer, and stipulated in his will that a new tomb be constructed below his orchard. In 1831, the remains from the old family vault, including those of General and Mrs. Washington, were moved to their current resting place, where tens of millions of visitors have paid their respects to the Father of our Country.
A staff member will lead those assembled in the Pledge of Allegiance, General Washington’s prayer for his country, and the placement of a wreath.
Wreath-laying ceremonies typically last 20-30 minutes.