Back in 1965, Mount Vernon reached one million visitors in one year for the first time. Since then the majority of years — though by no means all — have welcomed one million guests to the estate. Last year, for example, we had 1,073,796 folks from around the country and world stop by. Turns out 2011 is another one million plus kind of year as we admitted our one millionth visitor today.
Sound like a lot of people? It can be. But if you’re looking to avoid the visiting masses, then now’s the time to head to Mount Vernon — January, followed by December, are the months when we traditionally see the fewest visitors. Just don’t forget your coat!