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Hoecakes and Hospitality: Cooking with Martha Washington
Beginning February 18, 2012, Mount Vernon invites visitors to experience a behind-the-scenes look at the Washingtons’ kitchen through the new exhibition, Hoecakes & Hospitality: Cooking with Martha Washington. On display inside the Donald W. Reynolds Museum, this temporary exhibition celebrates food at Mount Vernon and Martha Washington’s role as early America’s premier hostess. Following food from the Estate’s field to kitchen to table, visitors will see recipes and cookbooks that Martha treasured, pots that simmered in her kitchen, and fine tablewares that made Mount Vernon’s dining room fit for a president. For the first time ever, visitors to the Museum will experience scents as they explore the exhibition - smelling cinnamon, coffee, herbs and warm bread. Hoecakes & Hospitality: Cooking with Martha Washington is included with general Estate admission: adults, $15; children ages 6-11, $7; and children under 5 are admitted free. This exhibit closes Summer 2013.
|Where||Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309|
|Time||9:00 am–5:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
|Price||$15 adults, $7 children ages 6-11|
More About Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
Located just off the George Washington Parkway, the Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens has much to offer. Mount Vernon was the home of our nation's first President, George Washington, who dedicated nearly 50 years of his life to expanding the property and tending to the sprawling gardens. Nowadays, visitors can tour the mansion and take sightseeing cruises along the Potomac that offer a glimpse into life at Mount Vernon during the Colonial period. The Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center and the Ford Orientation Center include 25 galleries and over 500 artifacts which tell the story of George Washington's life and presidency. Be sure to visit the estate's website and check out the calendar for upcoming events.
Other events here
- George Washington Denture and Last Tooth on Display Weekly on Fridays, 9:00 am–5:00 pm