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If you go: Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon
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Globe Staff and Globe Correspondent / January 28, 2007

Mount Vernon

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway

Mount Vernon, Va.

703-780-2000

mountvernon.org

Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. November through February, and 8-5 April through August. In March, September, and October, hours are 9-5. Adults, $13; ages 62 and up, $12; 6-11, $6.

What to do

A tour starts with a visit to the Ford Orientation Center, which features a 20-minute biographical film. On the grounds, the main attractions are the mansion, slave quarters, other outbuildings, and the farm. After the tour, visit the new Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center. Visitors also can explore the gardens or a forest trail. Children will enjoy the interactive Pioneer Farmer site.

How to get there

Mount Vernon is 16 miles from Washington . By car, take the scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway. Cyclists can take the paved Mount Vernon Trail to the estate. Visitors also can take the Metro to the Huntington station on the Yellow Line, then take a Fairfax Connector bus to Mount Vernon.

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