T2 George Washington's Mount Vernon
September 30, 2015
Mount Vernon, George Washington's plantation home, is a premier stop for American History. The visitor experiences Washington as farmer, forester, distiller, soldier, statesman, and President, all in the one place he loved. The authentic farm, including orchards, barns, gardens, and dock, is pulled together to explain how life was lived at the start of this nation. One can stroll around the grounds at leisure or walk down to the Wharf to enjoy views of the Potomac River. Slavery was a major part of life on every plantation and Mount Vernon gives credit to the slaves who were important builders of the Old South's economy. A trip to this beautiful and fascinating plantation gives the visitor a view of layers of history that lead right up to the present. **This field trip requires walking on uneven ground and the physical capability to access buildings and sites.
The tour package includes the following:
Round-trip motor coach transportation
Entrance fee, specialty tour by costumed interpreter
Sit-down lunch. Your two course meal includes one entrée per person, one additional course and a non-alcoholic beverage. Choose between a Mini Triple Decker Club Sandwich plus a cup of the soup of the day and an apple pie dessert or a large Caesar Salad with either a cup of the soup of the day or an apple pie dessert.
6:15 am Meet at Harrisonburg Municipal parking lot on Liberty St. next to Turner Pavilion (Farmers Market) use the 10 hour zone.
6:30 am Prompt Departure from Harrisonburg
9:00 - 9:30 am View "We Fight to Be Free" film in orientation center
9:30 -10:20 am Self-guided tour of the Blacksmith, Slave Quarters, Green house, Outbuildings, Upper Garden
10:20 am Guided tour of inside of Mansion
11:00 - 12:15 pm Sit-down lunch at the Mount Vernon Inn
12:50 pm Meet guide for adult overview tour
2:30 pm Distillery and Grist Mill Tour
3:15 pm Depart for Harrisonburg
A suggested $2.00 gratuity will be collected by your hosts for the bus driver. Reservation and payment is due by September 15, 2015. No cancellations after 12 noon on September 16.
Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.
Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to 12 noon on September 14, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.
For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at LLI@jmu.edu or 540/568.2923.
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