On August 11 and 12, severe storms came through our area, and we experienced heavy rains in a very short amount of time. This unusual amount of rain has had a devastating impact on the estate resulting in erosion at the ha-ha wall on the lawn overlooking the Potomac. A large section of that wall was washed out. 

Right now, we are asking for your help. We face significant costs as we work to repair the wall and address the ground erosion that caused its collapse.

You may know, in the past few years we have expended much effort to secure the slope between the Mansion and the river. The storms were so severe that it appears we have more shoring work to do. 

The Mount Vernon estate has suffered mudslides before but we’ve never had anything this severe. Some of our staff that have worked at the estate for over 30 years don’t remember anything of this magnitude.

- Curt Viebranz, President & CEO of Mount Vernon

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