It is a fact of life that death brings on a great change. The Washington estate is no different. After the death of General Washington, the entire estate of Mount Vernon is turned on its head, given his last wishes. Join Mrs. Washington as she seeks advice from her enslaved woman, Doll, about the great decision ahead and the change it will bring to the entire family.
The program will be followed by a panel discussion hosted by Barbara Hamm Lee, Executive Producer and Host of WHRO's Another View, with special guest Dr. Lynn Price Robbins, historian, and scholar for the George Washington Teacher Institute at Mount Vernon.
Evening Program: Almost Past Service
Tour: Archaeology Behind-the-Scenes
Visit the Archaeological Lab for a guided tour and learn about a century of archaeological discovery at Colonial Williamsburg!
Free Event Ticket
Beginner Workshop: Floral Centerpieces
Celebrate spring with this hands-on class that shows you to make a cheerful centerpiece perfect for your end table or mantel.
Open to the Public
Tour: Stables Behind-the-Scenes
Get a behind-the-scenes look at our modern stables and learn more about our carriages.