Step back in time and celebrate the holiday season like George and Martha Washington at Mount Vernon. Visitors can pre-order gourmet Thanksgiving dinners to-go.

Located just outside of Washington, D.C. on the banks of the Potomac River, upcoming winter events include:

  • The Political Supreme Court: Justices, Partisanship, & Power in the 19th Century on November 1. Penn State Associate History Professor Rachel A. Shelden leads a lunch discussion how the early days of the U.S. Supreme Court operations and justices are so different than today. Read more here.
  • Mapping the American Revolution: The 2022 George Washington Symposium on November 4 and 5. This two-day event examines the 18th century cartographic revolution and how maps became vital political, economic, and social tools. Attendees will hear from leading historians, tour the mansion, and view historic documents and objects. Read more here. 
  • Book Talk: Feeding Washington’s Army on November 9. Ricardo A. Herrera discusses his new book that examines the Continental Army’s leadership and performance through a foraging operation during the Valley Forge winter of 1778, followed by a book signing. Read more here.
  • Sensory-Friendly Family Morning on November 12. Families with children of all ages on the autism spectrum are invited to join a sensory-friendly tour. Read more here.
  • Thanksgiving To-Go on November 23. Take the stress out of Thanksgiving and pick up pre-ordered feasts complete with turkey, sides and desserts. Read more here.
  • Holiday Candlelight Tour on November 25, 26 and December 2, 3, 9, 10, 18. Experience the holidays like George and Martha Washington. Meet Mrs. Washington and 18th-century Mount Vernon residents during a 45-minute candlelit estate tour, see the themed Christmas trees, and shop for holiday gifts. Read more here.
  • Book Talk: Women in George Washington’s World on December 15. A panel of scholars discusses a new collection of essays about the women who had tremendous influence on the nation’s first president. Read more here.
  • Christmas Illuminations on December 16 and 17. Celebrate the holidays with friends and family during an enchanted evening that includes illuminations, fireworks on the Potomac, Christmas carolers, 18th-century wares and crafts, Aladdin the Camel, and season’s greetings by General Washington. Read more here.

Read the full listing of Mount Vernon events here.