Discover The Home of George and Martha Washington
Open 365 Days a Year, Mount Vernon is located just 15 miles south of Washington DC.
Vaughan sketched a plan of the Mount Vernon mansion and the formal area around it in his journal, embellishing it with a perspective of the river and the Maryland shore beyond. From this sketch and his field notes Vaughan derived the finished plan, which was later sent as a gift to Washington from Philadelphia. In his acknowledgment of November 1787, Washington wrote that the plan "describes with accuracy the house, walk and shrubs."
Learn More: The Samuel Vaughan Plan
Source: Mount Vernon Ladies' Association