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Horses & Hounds at Mount Vernon

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 9:00 AM



Hear the echo of hunting horns and the thunder of horses' hooves as Mount Vernon pays tribute to the greatest horseman of his age, George Washington!
At this exciting event, watch a simulated fox hunt demonstration on the estate of the Father of the American foxhound! Unlike in Washington’s time, no foxes will be hurt during this demonstration. A bag containing animal scent will be taken on a course around the 12-acre field, and when one hound picks up the scent, the hunt is on!
Observe a cavalry demonstration on the 12-acre field before meeting the breeds that Washington loved so much. Learn about the role these animals played in the American Revolution and even meet Nelson, a horse similar to Washington’s beloved warhorse! 
Visit the estate’s modern livestock facilities for a chance to meet the horses, dogs, chickens, sheep, pigs, and cattle that call Mount Vernon home. This tour departs from and returns to the shuttle bus turnaround. Free tickets for this tour are available online or in-person at the Ford Orientation Center.

Cost: Included with admission

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3200 Mount Vernon Hwy
Mount Vernon, VA 22121

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