Preserve the estate of our first President

Mount Vernon is the home of our first President, George Washington. It is owned and maintained in trust for the people of the United States by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, a private, non-profit organization.

We don't accept government funding and rely upon private contributions. Please use the form below to make a gift that helps preserve George Washington's home and legacy. Continue scrolling to choose a specific project to support. 

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2019 Preservation Challenge

This is the fifth and final year of the Mount Vernon Preservation Challenge. Help us take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity to give key preservation projects a tremendous boost in the year ahead. 

Triple the impact of your donation. Every $1 you send now will be matched with another $2 for future historic preservation initiatives at the estate. 

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Professional Development for Teachers

Support our efforts to provide free education for teachers nationwide. Our on-site programs provide a unique experience with premier scholars and Mount Vernon's own experts. After, teachers are able to create lessons about George Washington's life and American history that are fun and memorable for their classrooms. 

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Preserving Printed History

“Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.”   -George Washington, 1790

Help us preserve the words and printed history of George Washington.

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