Family tradition maintains Martha Washington presented this crib to her youngest granddaughter, Eleanor (Nelly) Parke Custis Lewis, when she gave birth to her first child, Frances Parke Lewis, at Mount Vernon on November 27, 1799. The crib is handsome as well as practical: a hinged side enables one to easily reach the infant or to change the bed linens. More


c. 1799



Mahogany (primary), oak (slat), brass, iron


Overall (H x W x D): 58 3/4 in. x 45 1/2 in. x 27 1/4 in. (149.23 cm x 115.57 cm x 69.22 cm)


Bequest of Marie Conrad Lehr, 1922

Object Number



Mount Vernon's object research is ongoing and information about this object is subject to change. For information on image use and reproductions, click here.
Buy Tickets What to See Calendar Shop Restaurant Donate Membership
Estate Hours

Open today from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

iconDirections & Parking
buy tickets online & save