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Help Restore the Nelly Custis Bedchamber

The Nelly Custis Bedchamber was last restored in the early 1980s. After more than thirty years on display to over a million visitors a year, this beautiful and historic room is in great need of help. With your donation, we can begin the task of repairing damage to the room, hanging new wallpaper, and installing period appropriate furniture and textiles.

Mount Vernon has always relied on the generosity of individuals like you to keep the legacy of George Washington alive, but the story of the children he raised as his own is also a part of his legacy which needs to be preserved. We know the walls can’t talk, but with your help, we can continue to tell to our many visitors the stories of love, life, and loss that took place during Nelly’s time in this elegant room. Please consider making a donation today.

Restoring Nelly Custis's Bedchamber at Mount Vernon

Structural Damage We Seek to Fix

Neale Nickels describes the fixes we seek to make to the walls, windows, and floor of the Nelly Custis Bedchamber.

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Learn More about Nelly Custis and her Bedchamber

SEE PHOTOS OF THE NELLY CUSTIS BEDCHAMBER
See photos of the historic bedchamber and some of the damage that your donations will help us to address.
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VIDEO: NELLY CUSTIS'S CRIB
Amanda Isaac highlights the historic Nelly Custis crib and our plans to bring the crib back to its original look.
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VIDEO: HISTORY OF THE NELLY CUSTIS BEDCHAMBER
Learn more about the construction, design, and interesting artifacts in the room.
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WHO WAS NELLY CUSTIS?
Learn more about Eleanor Parke Custis-- Washington's beloved step-grandaughter.
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NELLY'S WORLD: ARTIFACTS FROM THE COLLECTION
Learn more about Nelly's beloved harpsichord, paint box, and more from the Mount Vernon collection.
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Lauryn Gibbs
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Lasmith@mountvernon.org
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