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Mount Vernon Estate--for kids...

Northern Virginia
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Mount Vernon Estate--for kids...

Hi,

What parts of the Estate would be of special interest to kids (6 & 9); would the mansion tour be boring for them?

Thanks!

Sam

Maryland
posts: 1,218
reviews: 5
1. Re: Mount Vernon Estate--for kids...

I have visited Mount Vernon occasionally, most recently was there last summer. The grounds are very spacious. Your kids will like seeing the sheep grazing, and they can walk the trail to the river shore. There is also a newly-opened museum there about George Washington.

On your way, stop in Old Town Alexandria. Sit on a bench on the boardwalk at the foot of King Street by the River where there are jugglers, balloon artists, a portrait artist, and a man showing his pet parrots; many people walking their dogs. Visit the free, Torpedo Factory Arts Center next-door (2 floors full of artists and craftsmens' studios) and on the next corner, visit either Pop's, Scoops, or Ben&Jerry's for icecream.

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