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.
In 1785, world renowned French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon accepted a commission from the Virginia State legislature to create a life-size marble statue of George Washington for the state capitol. During…Explore This Collection Item
"The letter without date, with which you were pleased to honor me, accompanied by a plan of this Seat, came to my hands by the last Post-for both I pray you to accept my sincere and hearty thanks. The…Explore This Collection Item
Rooms created specifically for dining became more widespread in post-Revolutionary America. They required new, specialized forms of furniture, including the sideboard. This graceful, serpentine-front sideboard…Explore This Collection Item