Warm up on Sunday with music and dance, Washington cake and raspberry shrub, toasts and tours, just as 19th-century New Yorkers did 200 years ago!
"It is infinitely better to have a few good men than many indifferent ones." --George Washington
Join us on Sunday to celebrate our first president with music, dance and refreshments. Get your tickets today:
Join us Thursday at 6:30pm for our Historic Cocktails Workshop. Hear about New York's lively history of mixology, complete with tastings of Flip and other historic cocktails. Space is limited. RSVP required.
Want 2 for 1 tickets to the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum? #NYCMustSeeWeek, sponsored by NYC Go is offering two for one tickets for our tours and exhibits. You can also visit other of the leading museums and attractions for two for one prices! Go to nycgo.com/mustseeweek to get tix and to find out more.
Today is the first of February, the month for celebrating love. Stop by the Museum any Saturday or Sunday for a romance-themed tour. Hear about 19th-century courtship, including the language of the fan.
The Roosevelt Island Tram is a great spot for taking photographs. You can see the Museum from up there plus lots more!
Can you identify this object? The weather has finally warmed up, so stop by to see our exhibit, "Games, Gambling, and Gleeful 19th-Century Diversions," and find out what this was used for.
Bring your teddy bear, or doll, to travel back in time and meet Mrs. Woodhull, wife of the hotel proprietor, for a typical day in 1830. Play with her son's toys, help her with the chores, and enjoy fruit tea and cookies. Designed for children 6 and under. Tickets $10. Reservations required by calling the Museum at 212-838-6878.
Come in out of the snow. We are open today beginning at 11am. The holiday decorations are up through the weekend, and our new exhibit, "Games, Gambling and Gleeful 19th-Century Diversions" is a fun peek into the past.
The Museum Shop has lots of ideas for last-minute gifts and stocking stuffers, including tea pots, jewelry, ornaments, books, and toys. Stop by 11am to 4pm (until 3pm on Christmas Eve).
Did you know that there are no plums in sugar plums? This ancient sweet treat was a favorite of 19th-century New Yorkers. In this hands-on session, you will custom-design your own version of this candy, package your treats up for gift giving, and then toast with some wassail to get the holiday spirit going! Limited tickets available. Call the Museum to reserve yours.