Presidents, kings, and queens have all come to view the final resting place of George Washington.
There's more to see at Mount Vernon beyond just the Mansion. We have a working farm, distillery, gristmill and Museums.
|An Overview of Mount Vernon
Gain a deeper understanding of George Washington’s accomplishments, character, and vision by learning about the estate he created at Mount Vernon.
|Dinner for the Washingtons
During this guided tour, get an in-depth look at food-focused locations around the estate, including the produce-packed gardens. The tour concludes in Mount Vernon’s greenhouse with a refreshment.
|The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon
Explore the lives and contributions of the enslaved community who built and operated Mount Vernon. In 1799, more than 300 slaves lived and worked on the five farms that made up Washington’s 8,000-acre plantation. Listen to their stories and learn more about their daily life.
Don't miss our featured museum exhibition, Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington's Mount Vernon. Inside the Education Center, see life-sized figures of Washington at ages 19, 45, and 57, plus our 4-D Revolutionary War theater, where it snows every day of the year.
Were Washington's teeth really made out of wood? See the first president's dentures in person in our Education Center and find out.
Although the Mansion interior is closed, you can still capture an iconic image of its exterior. Tour the original and reconstructed outbuildings and wander the gardens and forest trail.
Learn more about the history and role of the Blacksmith Shop at George Washington's Mount Vernon.
Mount Vernon welcomes those who wish to pay their respect to the Father of our Country to honor George Washington by participating in a brief wreath-laying ceremony at the Washingtons' Tomb.
See Mount Vernon through the eyes of the people who knew George Washington best. Talk to actors portraying characters such as Washington's personal secretary, farm manager, and beloved wife, Martha.
Mount Vernon is a perfect destination for families. Our working farm and historical interpreters will make your family feel like they have stepped back into the 18th century.