Come Visit: Mount Vernon is unaffected by the federal government shutdown and will be open today.

Sunday, January 01, 1893

According to Colonel Harrison Howell Dodge, Mount Vernon’s Superintendent, writing many years later:

“…I well remember how perturbed her official escort—one of our prominent naval officers—was when I assured him it was not at all necessary for him to bring ashore a strong force of marines to guard Her Highness an how haughtily he spurned the use of our coach because it was too plebeian for a lady of such distinction.”

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