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"Slave Life at Mount Vernon"

Where:: George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens

When:: Through Feb. 28

What:: To commemorate Black History Month, historians will highlight the lives of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. There will be a first-person interpretation of slave life from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily and a wreath-laying ceremony at noon at the slave memorial site.

How much: : Admission is $15, $7 for children ages 6-11 and free for children 5 and younger. Black History Month activities included.

What's nearby:: Make it a presidential trifecta by visiting the nearby homes of Thomas Jefferson (Monticello) and James Monroe (Ash Lawn-Highland) in Charlottesville, Va., about a two-hour drive from Mount Vernon.

Information:: Call 703-780-2000 or go to mountvernon.org for directions and more information.

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