At Mount Vernon Candlelight Tours, Martha Washington hosts an 18th-century Christmas with candlelit walks, fireside caroling, and festive décor. Visitors are treated as holiday guests of the Washington family and will meet a cast of friends and family of the famous founding couple. In the kitchen, the final stop on the tour, guests will hear about 18th-century holiday cooking, see Martha Washington's Great Cake, and be given a complimentary copy of the recipe to try at home.
Following the Mansion tour, guests are invited to stroll candlelit walks, join in fireside caroling, and enjoy complimentary hot cider and cookies.
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2013 Candlelight Tour Dates and TimesNovember 29 - December 22, 2013, 5 - 8 p.m.
Admission PricesAdmission is $22 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.MountVernon.org or at Mount Vernon's Ford Orientation Center beginning November 1st.
The Food Court and the Shops at Mount Vernon are open during Candlelight Tours. Many visitors combine the candlelight tours with an evening of dining at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant. Reservations are suggested. Please call (703) 780-0011.
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