The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington is a resource for scholars, students, and all those interested in George Washington, colonial America, and the Revolutionary and founding eras.

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2017 George Washington Prize

The 2017 George Washington Prize was awarded to Nathaniel Philbrick for his book Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution

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Research at the Library

The library’s circulating collection covers the subject areas of George Washington, Martha Washington, Mount Vernon, Colonial America, The American Revolution, The Confederation, The Early Republic, Life in the 18th Century, Decorative Arts, and Historic Preservation.

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Use our new Library Virtual Tour to explore the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington.

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3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121