By Greg Hambrick
History can be found daily at Mount Vernon, George Washington’s historic home, but this weekend, you’ll get a glimpse of an 18th century fair. Today, Saturday, Sept. 14, your family can watch sword swallowers and fire eaters with “General Washington.”
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This weekend, Mount Vernon hosts its Colonial Market and Fair at Mount Vernon. Washington will be overseeing Revolutionary War drills while artisans sell goods and demonstrate a variety of crafts. Potomac River sightseeing cruises also will be available for free. Along with the swords and fire, entertainment will include music and puppet and magic shows.
The event is included in Mount Vernon admission: $17 for adults; $8 for children ages 6-11; and free for ages 5 and under. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway.
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