Thursday, September 3, 2015

Flashback Thursday: Fall Harvest Family Days at Mount Vernon

Update: For 2015 the date of the Fall Harvest Family Day is Saturday October 24-25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To find out all the particulars visit the website.  To see what we did, read on.

Saturday, October 25, 2014  we attended the Fall Harvest Family Days the home of our first president, George Washington. In addition to all the usual things you can do there on any given day, there were special events that appealed to families and children. Not to say that you needed to have children to enjoy this day, there were plenty of couples and seniors who were having a good time. 

The "General" was walking around and also talking to anyone who cared to listen. We sat on bales of hay and listen for about a half hour under a tent and it was fascinating.

There was a straw bale maze for the kids as well as storytelling. We stopped to roast apples and dip them in honey, it is quite delicious if I have to say so myself. 

The events that have to do with the Fall Festival are mostly held at the Pioneer Farm. You can watch a demonstration of 18th century dancing and try it out yourself. Making a corn husk doll was very popular with both children and adults. 

If you wanted to take a sightseeing cruise on the Potomac, it was half price and I though a very great bargain for $5. We spent about 5 hours there and certainly could have spent a lot more. I highly recommend this event to anyone who wants to learn more about Colonial times and our first president.

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