Most of our animals are rotated through pastures and display paddocks across the estate. But at some point, they all pass through Mount Vernon’s barn facility—the unseen epicenter of our livestock program. There, animals are groomed, prepared, and harnessed for the day’s interpretation. Horses and mules are fed in the stalls. The barn also serves as an infirmary for all breeds, where animals can be nursed back to health.
Discover the Home of George and Martha Washington
Open 365 days a year, Mount Vernon is located just 15 miles south of Washington DC.
There's So Much to See
From the mansion to lush gardens and grounds, intriguing museum galleries, immersive programs, and the distillery and gristmill. Spend the day with us!
Farmer, Soldier, Statesman, and Husband
Discover what made Washington "first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen".
Did You Know?
The Mount Vernon Ladies Association has been maintaining the Mount Vernon Estate since they acquired it from the Washington family in 1858.
Ace Your American History Class
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The Library of the First President
The Washington Library is open to all researchers and scholars, by appointment only.