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Mount Vernon Hosts Special Inauguration Activities

By January 9, 2013

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George Washington's home, the Mount Vernon Estate, will offer special activities in honor of the Presidential Inauguration from January 18 through January 21, 2013.
  • George Washington Presidential Scavenger Hunt - Children are invited to explore Washington's Estate looking for clues that will lead to a special prize (while supplies last).

  • Take the Oath of Office - View a replica of the first presidential inauguration with a life-size figure of Washington taking the oath of office. Visitors have a chance to "step into Washington's shoes" by placing their hand on a reproduction of the Bible upon which Washington took the oath of office.

  • See George Washington's Annotated Copy of the Acts of Congress - This rare volume garnered world-wide attention this summer when it was offered for sale and broke auction world records for an American historical document. The remarkably well-preserved book includes Washington's copy of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and other legislation passed by the first session of Congress, complete with his personal annotations. The Acts of Congress will remain on display through February 18, 2013.

  • See George Washington's Inaugural Coat - Don't miss the coat and breeches worn by George Washington for his inauguration as president in 1789. The suit is on display in the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center.
Photo © Mt. Vernon Ladies Association

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