In 1858, Ann Pamela Cunningham and the Ladies of Mount Vernon helped save Washington's home. Learn more about how we preserve his world today.

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Donations will help fund vital projects that will protect Mount Vernon now, and for many years to come.

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Help Us Preserve Washington's Estate

The Mansion, outbuildings, and grounds are vulnerable to weather events and soil erosion. These forces of nature threaten our ability to truly bring visitors back in time to see the estate as the Washington family loved it. We have reached the point at which it absolutely necessary to address these immediate pressing concerns, and to launch strategic projects that will protect these structures for the long term.

Below you will find some of our most pressing projects:

Slope Erosion

A mudslide that caused a large section of brick wall to collapse issued a warning we can’t ignore. We must develop a plan to stabilize the East Lawn to prevent erosion and further loss of Washington’s landscape.

Mansion Stability

The Mansion’s masonry foundation and wooden framing are damaged and deteriorating. These stability issues must be addressed so that this iconic home can continue to absorb the impact of the thousands of visitors who walk through each day—bearing a load equivalent to five tractor trailers!

Mansion Exterior

To keep the Mansion’s iconic rusticated siding weathertight and protected from the elements, it is imperative for us to strip off the paint, make repairs to siding, doors, windows, and shutters, and then apply a fresh coat of paint and sand.

Preservation Donations

Your donation today will help us continue to do the work of preserving, restoring, and maintaining the home of George Washington so future generations will see Mount Vernon just as the Washington family and their visitors did.

Thank you for considering a gift that for this important cause.

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Mount Vernon is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization (Federal ID Number: 54-0564701) and receives no federal or state funds.  All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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