Vice President, Media & Communications
Mount Vernon is privately owned and will remain open in the case of a government shutdown.
MOUNT VERNON, VA - George Washington’s Mount Vernon welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and wife Sara for a visit on November 11. The Prime Minister was received by Mount Vernon president, Curt Viebranz. The one-hour tour of the estate transformed in to a two hour experience as the Prime Minister toured the Mansion, including Washington’s cupola, greeted guests, and admired the view of the Potomac River from the piazza. While on the grounds, the Prime Minister paid tribute to the first president at Washington’s tomb and signed the veterans’ book of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
George Washington’s estate has a long history of hosting leaders from around the world. Prime Minister Netanyahu’s visit follows a royal visit earlier this year from Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain, and His Royal Highness Charles, the Prince of Wales, and Her Royal Highness Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. For more information about Mount Vernon’s long history of famous visits, please visit this page.