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Winter Glow at Mount Vernon

Photograph the Mount Vernon Estate Illuminated in Soft Lights and Holiday Patterns!

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Washington Photo Safari is pleased to present a new nighttime photography workshop opportunity: Winter Glow at George Washington’s Mount Vernon! On this safari you will see the estate illuminated with soft lights and holiday patterns as you listen to Christmas carolers and visit an 18th-century winter encampment.

Encampment at Mount Vernon

Just after sunset you will enter the lantern-lit Historic Area and see the vast stretch of the Bowling Green washed in ambient holiday illumination, with Washington Photo Safari Director E. David Luria providing tips on nighttime photography, shooting in the Manual Mode, and guiding you to correct exposure, composition and white balance settings.

You will also get to see George Washington’s Mansion lit in beautiful amber light as you hear classic holiday music and patriotic quotes. View the upper garden and greenhouse aglow in blue and lavender lights and watch as wintery light patterns move throughout the space.

During the event, you can also:

• Chat with soldiers at an 18th-century winter encampment
• See sparks fly at the Blacksmith shop
• Listen to costumed Christmas carolers
• Meet our holiday guest, Aladdin the Camel
• Shop for artisan-made goods crafted using 18th-century techniques
• Purchase warm food and holiday drinks from the Mount Vernon Inn Food Truck
• Shop for holiday gifts at The Shops at Mount Vernon