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
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
George Washington's correspondence includes dozens of references to purchasing pistols and to receiving them as gifts from friends. His executors recorded four pairs of pistols and "7 Guns" in his Study…Explore This Collection Item