Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

Throughout February, Mount Vernon is celebrating Black History Month by paying homage to the slaves who built and operated George and Martha Washington’s plantation for so many years.  This annual celebration allows visitors to take a gander into the daily life of the slaves through the refurbished slave quarters on the site. The slave quarters housed the skilled craftsmen, the house slaves, and the laborers that maintained the mansion and estate on a daily basis. The refurbished quarters are set with reproduction clothing, tools, furniture, cookware, ceramics, toys and other personal accessories of the men, women, and children who resided there.

Mount Vernon Slave Memorial

The presentation runs daily from February 1 – February 28 (except for February 18), and there is a daily wreathlaying ceremony at the slave memorial.

Mount Vernon: George Washington’s Estate & Gardens
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA 22121
Telephone: 703-780-2000
Admission: $17/adults, $8/child, 5 and under are free

 

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