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.
Most of Martha Washington's apparel is known today to us through fragments, as her descendants disassembled and distributed these garments as treasured heirlooms. This gown, constructed of brown satin-weave…Explore This Collection Item
Washington sought to encourage civic pride and domestic industry during his presidency and retirement by patronizing American manufacturers, noting in 1789 that "we have already been too long subject to…Explore This Collection Item
When he died, George Washington's Study contained almost 900 volumes, numerous pamphlets, and a large collection of maps. The books indicate his interests in literature, mathematics, history, geography…Explore This Collection Item