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George Washington’s Mount Vernon

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George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate includes the Ford Orientation Center and Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, with 25 galleries and theaters, more than 700 artifacts, and interactive displays that introduce visitors to the real George Washington. The estate is owned and maintained in trust for the people of the United States by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, a private, non-profit organization. The Association welcomes outside organizations or companies to co-host private evening events in the locations listed below.

East Lawn: The Mansion’s East Lawn offers spectacular views across the Potomac River, unparalleled access to the grounds and historic area, and is always the perfect setting for creating an unforgettable evening for your organization. Capacity – 1,200.

Ford Orientation Center: The Ford Orientation Center is a stunning split-level building, ideal for both standing and seated events. This building also houses two movie theaters and the remarkable Mount Vernon in Miniature in the center of the lower lobby. Capacity – 300 seated; 400+ standing.

George Washington’s Distillery & Gristmill: Just three miles from the Estate, Washington’s Distillery & Gristmill offers unique event spaces for smaller gatherings. Capacity – 60 indoor; 250 tented.

Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant: Located just steps from the Mansion, the entire Inn or individual dining rooms can be reserved for daytime or evening events. The Mount Vernon Inn offers a relaxing escape from Washington, D.C. and will transport your guests back to the charming world George Washington knew! Maximum Capacity – 80 seated.

Donald W. Reynolds Museum & Education Center: The Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center offers an intimate event space coupled with access to Mount Vernon’s brand-new, award-winning museum and education center exhibits. Capacity – 100 seated; 300+ standing.

From July 2024 through 2025, the Education Center will be off display for an extensive rebuild. Visit for details.