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What to See

In addition to visiting the mansion, guests can visit a dozen original structures, Washington's Tomb, farm animals, and our two museums.

Photo Competition

Upload your best Mount Vernon photo to win! Every week a "Photo of the Week" will be chosen. At the end of July, the photo with the most votes will win a $100 Visa gift card!

The Distillery

George Washington operated the largest distillery in America at its time. Learn more about the Mount Vernon distillery and its importance to Washington's economy.

Washington's Gristmill

The Mount Vernon Gristmill is now open to visitors. Marvel at the powerful 16 foot waterwheel and interlocking wooden gears of this working mill.

Mount Vernon offers up a diverse collection of special activities and tours each day.  Our specialty tours are a great way to learn even more about the rich history here.

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The Washington Post has named George Washington's Mount Vernon one of the area's top places to work. Learn more about careers at Mount Vernon.

Experience Mount Vernon

George Washington, commander in chief of American forces in the Revolutionary War and the first president of the United States, called Mount Vernon home for more than 40 years. George Washington and his wife Martha Washington lived at Mount Vernon, which is now the most popular historic estate in America. Situated along the Potomac River in Northern Virginia, Mount Vernon is just 16 miles south of Washington, D.C.

Today, guests to Mount Vernon can visit the Mansion, more than a dozen original structures, Washington’s Tomb, and nearly 50 acres of his extensive plantation. The estate also includes a working blacksmith shop and the Pioneer Farm, a 4-acre demonstration farm with a reconstructed slave cabin and 16-sided treading barn.

The Ford Orientation Center features an inspiring film, We Fight To Be Free. The Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center is home to 25 theaters and galleries, which tell the detailed story of George Washington's life with more than 500 original artifacts, 11 video presentations, and even an immersion theater experience.

Just 3 miles down the road from the Mansion, George Washington’s Distillery & Gristmill have been reconstructed and are open seasonally. Both fully functioning, Washington's fascinating mill and distillery tell their story of Washington as a master entrepreneur.

Mount Vernon is an American landmark and a lasting reminder of the life and legacy of the Father of Our Country. Visit Mount Vernon, and discover the real George Washington.