Ford Orientation Center, Mount Vernon

#5 of 10 in Museums in Fairfax County
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  • Multi media exhibits that tie in perfectly with the museum and actual house and grounds tours. Absolutely one of the best days you can imagine if the weather cooperates. Usually plenty of parking, esp...  more »
  • Once you enter through the Texas Gate, you will enter the Ford Orientation Center. Here you can get an overview of Mount Vernon by watching a 20-minute video “We Fight to be Free”, pick up a map of th...  more »
  • George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate puts on a big celebration of the first president's birthday each year. This would have been the 287th birthday. The public was invited for free tour of the mansion and grounds. The day was capped off with birthday cake and a concert from members of the U.S. Air Force Band.
  • Mount Vernon is much more than just the historic house tour although that is great by itself. The orientation center is an interesting museum with exhibits to help illustrate the life and times of Washington. The inn has good period foods and the farm is Interesting. Well worth a day.

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