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MOUNT VERNON, VA – George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, has been selected as one of The Washington Post’s Top Workplaces. The Top Workplaces awards are determined based solely on employee feedback. The country’s most visited historic home currently employs 313 full-time employees. Through thought-provoking tours, entertaining events, and stimulating educational programs on the Estate and in classrooms across the nation, Mount Vernon employees strive to preserve George Washington’s place in history as “First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen.”  More than 580 Mount Vernon employees were surveyed about their work experience for this award.

“Mount Vernon is indeed a great place to work and being recognized this way, by our employees, is both inspiring and gratifying,” said Megan Dunn, Mount Vernon’s vice president of human resources. “This is our first appearance on the Top Workplaces list, but it won’t be our last!”

Mount Vernon has been owned and operated since 1858 by a group of ladies officially called “The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association of the Union.” As the beloved home of the Father of our Country, it is a national shrine, revered and visited by millions of Americans and people from other countries.

The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. The Washington Post published the complete list of Top Workplaces on June 22nd. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists please visit


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