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News & Press

The information in this virtual press kit provides media professionals with the most frequently requested information about George Washington and his Mount Vernon estate. For more information about events and on-going projects at Mount Vernon, visit the Calendar of Events.

Media Visits to Mount Vernon

If you are working on a story that involves George Washington and Mount Vernon and would like to visit the Estate, please contact Melissa Wood, media relations manager, at or 703-799-5203 in advance to make arrangements for your visit.

Current News

First in War, First in Peace, First in Espionage Spy Training at George Washington's Home
Release Date: Fri, 04/04/2014

Former U.S. President Honored with Ansary Prize
Release Date: Mon, 03/31/2014

Dine Like a President at Mount Vernon's Farm to Table Event
Release Date: Mon, 03/24/2014

George Washington’s “New Room” Unveiled at Mount Vernon
Release Date: Fri, 03/21/2014

Peach Brandy from George Washington's Distillery Available for Sale
Release Date: Tue, 03/11/2014

George Washington's Library Selects New Class of Fellows
Release Date: Fri, 03/07/2014

George Washington, Landscape Architect? New Museum Exhibition Celebrates the Founding Father’s Design for Landscape at Mount Vernon
Updated: Mon, 03/03/2014

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