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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Spy Training at Mount Vernon

Want to learn how to become a spy? Ok, how about a spy in the 18th century? If you’re down for Revolutionary War-era espionage, then you’re in luck.

Starting this week and running through June, Mount Vernon is offering up two new 18-century spy programs for kids and adults. “Spy Training” (recommended for ages 8 and up) explores the world of double agents, invisible ink and coded messages as participants learn concealment codes and work to decode coded messages. In the “Mount Vernon Spymaster Adventure,” (ages 10 and up) visitors get a self-guided map to navigate the estate using clues to discover the identity of a secret agent and take home a prize. Spy Training missions take place on Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. and capacity is limited.

What: Spy Training at Mount Vernon

When: Now through June 1

Where: George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria

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