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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

Arlington, Virginia
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1. Re: Mount Vernon Estate--for kids...

Check out the Mount Vernon website. You can find out about the Adventure Map for Kids, the "National Treasure" tour, the Pioneer Farm site, the farm animals, etc. All of these should be of interest to kids the ages of yours.

I don't know if the tour would be boring for your kids. Have they ever toured an historical house before? But note that the line to get into the mansion can be long and it is often hard for kids to wait patiently in line.

Virginia Beach...
Destination Expert
for Ocracoke
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2. Re: Mount Vernon Estate--for kids...

Yes the line can be long, but many kids play on the huge front lawn area, that helps to be able to run off the wait. The actual tour of the mansion is not but 15 minutes, I think any age would get something out of it. On the backside of the mansion is a beuatiful view of the Potamac-walk to the edge of the lawn and you will see some wildlife down by the water. We saw a phesant, and an eagle. Also interesting is the livestock and the museum-they will get a kick out of his teeth.

Prepare them by looking at the web site and reading some age appropriate material on Washington.

I have not heard great things about the National Treasure tour-seach on this site and the DC site for some threads about that.

Washington DC...
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3. Re: Mount Vernon Estate--for kids...

I haven't been, but I have good freinds who recently went on the National Treasure tour and they gave it two thumbs down.

They said you basically stick your head in a basement room you didn't see before and it wasn't worth all the extra effort/wait.

Virginia Beach...
Destination Expert
for Ocracoke
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4. Re: Mount Vernon Estate--for kids...

Yes that is what a friend of mine said about the National Treasure tour.

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