Washington's World

Our Washington's World Interactive Map will allow you to explore the many places that George Washington visited during his lifetime and places that commemorate the man today.

Browsing the Map

Moving Around

With your mouse, or fingers on your tablet, you can grab and drag the map to the desired location. You can also use the zoom buttons in the top right to zoom in our out of the map display. Clicking on location clusters should also zoom you further into the map. On most tablets you should also be able to employ the pinch- zoom technique.

Location Details

You can access historical details about many of the points on the map by just clicking on the individual map point. A panel on the right side of the screen should display with each click.

If you have information that would help us improve the map please .

Options

Via the map options icon in the upper left side of the display you can choose to have various George Washington journeys display on the map. You can also choose to have shown locations that are still being researched.

Legend

Mount Vernon Estate
Location Cluster
Most Significant
Significant
Modest Significance
Low Significance

Themes

Map Options

Display

Point Certainty

Journeys

Legend

Mount Vernon Estate
Location Cluster
Most Significant
Significant
Modest Significance
Low Significance

Themes

Moving Around

Drag to move the map. Use the controls to zoom in and out.

Location Details

Click on a location icon to see its details or offer improvements.

Credits

The Washington's World Interactive Map was produced by George Washington's Mount Vernon New Media and GIS teams, Fastspot LLC, and the GIS Department of Washington College. In particular, we would like to thank Stewart Bruce of Washington College, the Fastspot design and development team, including Curt Kotula and Ben Plum. The base data set was sourced from the The George Washington Atlas, edited by Martin Lawrence (1932) and augmented by scholars and George Washington experts. Our hope is to continue to expand, refine, and improve the geographic and historical data found in this map display. The map is built upon the ArcGIS system, a platform from ESRI.

Key Contributors

  • Christine Sternberg Patrick
  • Ed Redmond, Library of Congress
  • Nate Dawes


Washington College GIS Team

  • Sean Emerson
  • Jackelyn Gitlin
  • Marissa Seidel
  • Jeffrey Sherwood
  • Mike Whisenant
  • Jeffrey Sullivan
  • Daniel Benton
  • Thomas Fish
  • Erica Koontz
  • Erin Bloodgood
  • Olivia Hughes
  • Katherine Wares
  • Luis Machado
  • Stewart Bruce
Buy Tickets Shop
The Library Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant Donate Membership Calendar News E-Newsletter About

Open 365 Days A Year

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121