Learn about George Washington
George Washington led the Continental Army to victory during the American Revolution, ran a plantation in Virginia, and served as the first President of the United States.
The Mansion will be closed Jan. 23 – Feb. 5. The grounds remain open.
Most enslaved people never had an opportunity to learn reading or writing, so they left few written records of their own. At Mount Vernon, we use Washington's words, combined with archaeology and oral history with descendants, to piece together the stories of Mount Vernon’s enslaved community.