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The Friends of the Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden is dedicated to promoting Ohio’s history and future through education, preservation and conservation.
Inspired by our Mount Vernon Lecture Series, this trip is designed to bring to life the compelling story of America’s First President George Washington and his beloved estate, Mount Vernon. This exclusive tour will be an exploration and celebration of American history and art, gardens and landscapes, and preservation and restoration. It will include VIP tours of the Mount Vernon mansion and gardens, dinner at the Mount Vernon Inn, and a unique opportunity enjoy the Estate’s annual wine festival and sunset tour.
Travel by coach to and from Columbus, Ohio as well as during
the stay in Alexandria
One dinner at Mount Vernon Inn
VIP Tours of Mount Vernon Mansion and GardensOur guided tour will provide an up-close view of the home’s architectural details, fine furnishings, and artwork collections as described during Senior Curator, Carol Cadou’s June lecture. Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture for Mount Vernon, (who presented in October) will lead us on a very special tour of the gardens, illuminating the gardening world of George Washington while describing the extensive journey to restore the Estate’s gardens to their original 18th century design. A choice of one of the following special excursions on Saturday evening:
MOUNT VERNON'S WINE FESTIVAL AND SUNSET TOURIncludes VIP table seating with shared bottles of wine, cheese and fruit (additional concessions can be purchased). The evening also includes entertainment, candlelit tours, and samplings of Virginia wines.
HAUNTED DINE AROUND OF OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIAIncludes a walking tour of Old Town Alexandria led by a Colonial-clad tour guide, with stops at historic sites and ghoulish tales. The evening also includes restaurant visits to enjoy specially created dishes and drinks that highlight local cusine.
Donation to the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association
One year membership with the Friends
Early Bird Package
available ONLY through March 8, 2013*$350 eachTour Package
after March 8th*$400 each
Space is limited.
*Registration and payment in full must be received.
Hotel accommodations are to be made directly with and paid for individually by travelers. Specially priced rooms (single and double occupancy) are available to us at the following two Alexandria hotels. Pricing is for double or single occupancy. When making arrangements for hotels, travelers should mention the Friends of the Ohio Governor’s Residence group. These two hotels will be the only coach stops in Alexandria.Lorien Hotel and Spa
Booking deadline is April 17thThe Westin Alexandria
Booking deadline is April 19th
Primary contacts will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of registration and payment in full. Detailed information regarding the trip
(i.e. coach pickup, trip itinerary, etc.) to follow.Questions
Contact Friends’ Director, Paige Sifford Bilotta, at
614.397.2595 or firstname.lastname@example.orgRefunds:
Cancellations received by April 15 - package refund, minus $50
Cancellations April 15 – May 1 - refund half of package price paid
No refunds available for cancellations after May 1
Portrait of George Washington
by Gilbert Stuart