The Museum collection includes paintings, prints, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, metals, glass, textiles, tools, clothing, and personal accessories owned by or related to George and Martha Washington and their family, as well as period pieces similar to original Mount Vernon objects.
George Washington's inauguration as president of the United States inspired the manufacture of commemorative clothing buttons with patriotic designs. On this button, the central device of Washington's…Explore This Collection Item
In 1766, Martha Washington acquired from London upholsterer Philip Bell the materials needed to create "one dozn. Chair bottoms." Over the next thirty-six years, she carefully cross-stitched a scallop-shell…Explore This Collection Item
George Washington penned this poignant note just before departing Philadelphia for the American camp at Cambridge, Massachusetts. For reasons that will never be known, Martha Washington destroyed nearly…Explore This Collection Item