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A Field Trip to George Washington’s Mount Vernon

A Field Trip for
The Black History Committee (BHC), Friends of the Thomas Balch Library to George Washington’s Mount Vernon


Saturday, September 14, 2019    9AM-5PM

Join BHC member & trip guide, Steve Hammond, for a day at Mount Vernon. Once a vibrant plantation in the 18th century of George Washington’s family and their enslaved people, the Mount Vernon estate is now one of the nation’s most visited historic sites. We’ll arrive by 9AM and depart about 5PM. Our personally guided museum tour should end about closing time..   Save the Date, September 14, 2019!

Highlights of the day-long private event include:

●      Wreath laying at the Slave Memorial.

●      Tour the mansion. 

●      Visit with Caroline Branham, mother of 8 children and George & Martha Washington’s house servant.

●      Tour of the exhibition 'Lives Bound Together' which looks at the enslaved community at Mount Vernon.  You may even see our trip guide in a video there!  

●      There may be a couple of other activities as well. 


To Register:

Send the following to Alicia Cohen, trip coordinator:  your name, email address, cell number & any questions.  Send to by Friday, August 2.  Email confirmations will be sent in late August.  We have spaces for only 20 visitors.  Be a Part of VA History!


Other details:

Transportation between Leesburg and Mount Vernon will be via carpool.  Parking is free.

Pay at entry:  Seniors over 62 - $17 & adults - $18.  Bring your lunch or purchase at the food court pavilion.   Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress based on the weather for comfort.