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George Washington’s Mount Vernon Reopens June 21

Mount Vernon Estate (File photo by Susan Fleishman/The Zebra Press).

ALEXANDRIA, VA – When the coronavirus pandemic arrived in Alexandria earlier this year, nearly everything shut down by governor’s order. That included one of the city’s biggest tourist attractions: George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

With Northern Virginia having entered the second phase of reopening and less restrictions in place, Mount Vernon will open to visitors on Sunday, June 21.

That is certainly exciting news. But it will be a gradual reopening, similar to Governor Ralph S. Northam’s (D-VA) “Forward Virginia” plan.

In what the Estate calls “Level I,” visitors will be restricted to outside areas. This includes Washington’s Tomb, the east lawn, and the historic gardens.

The Mount Vernon Inn’s food truck will be on hand to serve food and beverages. It will be parked on a 10-acre field to ensure that social distancing protocols are followed. That way each visitor can have a safe and enjoyable time.

Tickets are available now. To purchase, click HERE.  By becoming a member, you can visit Mount Vernon one day earlier. To learn more, click HERE.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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One Comment

  1. They should keep it closed and keep 24 hour security on watch.
    BLM or Antifa will burn it down.

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