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Celebrate the Fall Season at Mount Vernon Estate
Each fall, Mount Vernon Estate welcomes the season with Fall Harvest Family Days, a weekend of activities including horse-drawn wagon rides, wheat treading in the 16-sided barn, a straw bale maze, early-American games, music and demonstrations. See the following photos and learn more about the fall festival.
Dates: October 21-22, 2017, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Continue to 2 of 5 below.
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Corn Bale MazeDuring Fall Harvest Family Days, children enjoying romping through the corn maze. They can also create and take home their own cornhusk dolls.Continue to 3 of 5 below.
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BlacksmithingVisitors enjoy live performances by musicians and farrier (blacksmithing) demonstrations.Continue to 4 of 5 below.
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"General Washington" Meets ChildrenThrough thought-provoking tours, entertaining events, and educational programs, Mount Vernon strives to preserve George Washington's place in history.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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18th-century Dancing Demonstrations
Visitors join the Mount Vernon staff in bidding farewell to the farming season with a traditional harvest celebration. They also learn 18th-century dance steps!