Ford Orientation Center is at George Washington's Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy. “We Fight to be Free,” a 20-minute video, provides general information about Mount Vernon as well as insight into the challenges George Washington faced during his life. In addition visitors can explore a one-twelfth-scale replica of the Mount Vernon mansion, complete with operational windows, fireplaces and doorknobs.
(includes George Washington's Mount Vernon, Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill, pioneer farm and outbuildings) $20; $19 (ages 62+); $10 (ages 6-11).
Hours: Daily 9-5, Apr.-Oct.; 9-4, rest of year. Grounds are cleared 30 minutes after closing. Allow 30 minutes minimum.