The Washingtons' Blue Room: What's Behind the Door?

Monday, March 27, 2017

When you come to Mount Vernon these days, you may be surprised to see a closed door at the top of the stairs, on the second floor. If you’re like me, when I go to a historic house, I’m always curious about what I can’t see – what’s behind a closed door or beyond a roped-off stairway? So what’s going on behind the door at the head of the stairs? In…


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Mount Vernon Welcomes Baby Lambs

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Each year as winter comes to an end, the estate welcomes some adorable new members to the Mount Vernon family: baby Hog Island sheep. On March 1, the first lamb of the season was born at Mount Vernon, and the number has since grown to eleven. When the black-and-white speckled lambs grow up, they will lose their spots and their wool turns completely…


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