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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.

At this time Mount Vernon may be closed to the public, but our mission to allow the world to visit Mount Vernon and learn about George Washington’s life and legacy will continue digitally. Learn more below. 

We don't accept government funding and rely upon private contributions. Please consider making a gift that helps preserve George Washington's home and legacy. 

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Mount Vernon Digital Experiences

During this closure, Mount Vernon will continue its mission to educate people around the world through its robust digital presence. We will provide digital tours of the estate through Facebook and YouTube accounts.

The Washington Library has prepared digital resources for students and their parents and will be working with its network of teachers nationwide to support their educational efforts. 

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Mount Vernon Preservation Needs

Preservation work is always underway at George Washington's estate to ensure that generations to come will be able to enjoy the founding father's home.

The restoration of Mount Vernon is an ongoing process that began in the 19th century and continues today. More than 12 original buildings on the estate are exposed to the extremes of weather and wear put on them by more than one million visitors each year.

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History Matters at Mount Vernon

We preserve Washington's home so that we can share with the world the powerful legacy of George Washington.

Our educational resources are designed to support further exploration into Washington’s world both in and out of the classroom.

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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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