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The Mount Vernon Estate

The home of America’s first president, George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate is one of the nation’s most visited historic sites.

Washington's Mansion
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Washington's Mansion

One of the most iconic 18th-century homes in America.

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Estate Map

Explore an interactive map of the entire Mount Vernon grounds, including the historic area and modern facilities.

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Historic Area

See the mansion and over a dozen historic outbuildings, including the blacksmith shop, stables, and more.

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Washington's estate features four separate gardens, with each serving a different purpose.

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George Washington died in his bedchamber at Mount Vernon on December 14, 1799. His last will outlined his desire to be buried at home at Mount Vernon. 

A new brick tomb was constructed after his death to replace the original yet quickly deteriorating family burial vault.

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Watch costumed interpreters demonstrate Washington's innovative farming and fishing practices, hoe fields, cook over a fire, sheer sheep, and harvest crops. 

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Distillery & Gristmill

Visit fully functioning reconstructions of George Washington's Distillery® and Gristmill, located 2.7 miles from the estate’s main entrance. 

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Don't miss our two museums of over 700 original Washington artifacts. Museum exhibits are included with general admission.

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The Wharf

Take in a scenic view of the Potomac River at the wharf, reconstructed in 1880. 

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Famous Visitors

Read about famous visitors to George Washington's Historic Mount Vernon, such as First Lady Melania Trump, James Comey, and the Honourable Sonia Sotomayor.

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