Giveaway: Mount Vernon's Sunset Celebration

So...you know the saying "when it rains it pours"? Apparently this week it's raining giveaways.  (Thank goodness, because if it was raining men I'd have to put in a serious complaint to Bob Ryan.)


Washington Family Magazine has very generously provided us with a family four pack to the Sunset Celebration at Mount Vernon on Memorial Day Weekend!!  

What is the Sunset Celebration, you ask?  Let's ask YouTube!

Well that certainly can't be bad!! If you're going to "imbibe on the porch" it should definitely be with Martha Washington! She definitely looks like she knows how to par-tay ;)

All kidding aside, this sounds like a fantastic kid-friendly event right near Prince William County.  Mount Vernon is a short drive from my end of the county, but definitely a worthwhile trip! The grounds are beautiful, the Visitor's Center and museums are well-done!!

(Bonus- if you didn't click on the link to the official description, this is also a wine festival!) 

From the Mount Vernon Website:
Visitors may take evening tours of the Mansion, relax and enjoy wine and desserts available for purchase on the lawn overlooking the Potomac River.  Delight in 18th-century music, dancing, games, and wagon rides. Stroll the lantern-lit grounds from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and immerse yourself in the 18th century as the sun sets on the plantation with costumed residents like the charming Lady Washington. This family-friendly event celebrates the beginning of summer on the plantation.

If you'd like to purchase tickets for this event they are now on sale and cost $18, adults; $12, children ages 6-11; and free for five and under. 

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Thanks to Washington Family Magazine for this awesome giveaway!


  1. Carolina LetelierMay 16, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Would love to take the family! we have never been to Mt.Vernon!

  2. I went there a while back for a 5th grade field trip.I would love to take my family.

  3. We have never been as a family but my girls are starting to 'get into' history and this would be a fun opportunity to experience history 'hands-on' and learn about times 'long ago.' :) Thanks!

  4. Looks like a lot of fun, we'd love to go!

  5. I love history! What a fun, educational thing to do as a family!

  6. Sounds like a relaxing run way to kick off summer and educational too!

  7. Looks like so much! I would love to go with my family!

  8. Omg this has got to be the best giveaway yet! What a great experience!! My family and i would love to go, we've never been!!!

  9. My kids and I would love this. We have never been. :) Thanks

  10. Jennifer MotternMay 22, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Looks like a lot of fun! My kids love Mount Vernon