Sunset Celebration at Mount Vernon

Historic Mount Vernon invites visitors to an unprecedented evening experience! Sunset Celebration at Mount Vernon, a new event over Memorial Day weekend (May 28 – 30) offers a rare opportunity to visit Mount Vernon after the daytime crowds have departed. Visitors may take evening tours of the Mansion, relax and enjoy wine and desserts available for purchase in George Washington’s picturesque garden, and delight in 18th-century music, dancing, games, and wagon rides. Stroll the lantern-lit grounds from 6 to 9 p.m. and immerse yourself in the 18th century as the sun sets on the plantation and costumed residents like the charming Lady Washington and her granddaughter Nelly interact with visitors. This family-friendly event celebrates the beginning of summer on the plantation.

Tickets are $18, adults; $12, children ages 6-11; and free for ages 5 and under. This event requires a separate ticket from daytime admission. Annual passes are not valid for this event. All activities, with the exception of food and wine, are included with admission to this event. Tickets may be purchased online in advance at MountVernon.org/onlinetickets or at the Ford Orientation Center ticket window until 8 p.m. the evening of the event. Guests must be prepared to show identification to purchase wine.