Take an inside look at the history of the Mount Vernon archaeology program and the current discovery efforts in progress.




What exciting things have been found on the grounds over the years? Learn more about what has been discovered about our founding father by excavating the Washington family’s “midden,” or trash bin. Hear how archaeology tells us more about the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. See current excavation sites including the slave burial ground and Washington family kitchen. 

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