George Washington loved music, so it’s natural to expect to hear great music at his beloved home today. If you have an opportunity to be at Mount Vernon when one of their concerts is taking place, you will be able to imagine what it was like more than two centuries ago.
“Music at Mount Vernon is a three-part series designed to both entertain and educate through history and music. Three concerts of chamber music, performed by members of the National Symphony Orchestra, will be prefaced by a brief piece of Mount Vernon history.”
Here’s a link to their concerts: Music at Mount Vernon: Music Series
To accommodate the orchestra players and singers who will be performing at this summer’s inaugural Washington Music Festival, we are adding a platform to the front of the inn’s center drive-through portico. We’re anticipating lots of guests and this will provide a barrier-free view of the performing groups from the inn’s front lawn.
The inn will still be able to keep it’s Mount Vernon profile. It will also be a perfect place for George and Martha Washington to tell tales from long ago. The inn’s guests can also enjoy their morning coffee on this sunny sitting area at other times throughout the year.
Here is the proposed design of the platform. Click on the sketch to enlarge for better viewing.