Fire is one of the timeless and ongoing threats to the Mansion.

Protecting Mount Vernon from the threat of fire is essential to ensure that Washington's legacy can be perserved and experienced by many generations to come. Updating the current fire sure system is a very costly undertaking. With Phase I funding secured, Phase II is estimated to cost $1.3 million. This is a critical project as the current system is outdated, and recent environmental and structural engineering studies have called into question the current system’s potential effectiveness. With your support Mount Vernon will protect the irreplaceable American treasure by installing the best fire prevention system available.

It is vital that we install this state-of-the-art system as soon as possible to protect the innumerable priceless artifacts in the Mansion and of course, the treasured home of George Washington. 

With your gift today, we will implement this new fire suppression system that addresses the delicacies of protecting the home of the Father of Our Country. We cannot take a risk with this priceless icon of our nation’s history, so your support today is critical to ensure the safety of the Mansion and all of the priceless artifacts on display.

For more than 150 years, the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association has protected and preserved the home of the Father of Our Country, without government funding.

Thank You To Our Project Business Sponsors!

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Thank You to the Neighborhood Friends

Mount Vernon thanks the Neighborhood Friends for their two-year, $800,000 commitment toward a state-of-the-art fire suppression and prevention system for the Mansion!

Fire Suppression Project for Mount Vernon

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