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George Washington’s Mount Vernon is owned and operated by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, a private, 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization. Federal Tax ID # 54-0564701. We do not accept government funds, but rely solely on private contributions.

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Mount Vernon supporters Nicole M. McCullar and The Commonwealth Team invite you to make a donation to restore and preserve George and Martha Washington's bed chamber.

As the site of George Washington’s last moments in life, the Washingtons’ bedchamber is often looked upon as the most historically significant space in the Mansion. Visitors today are invited to see the bed where Washington died and to remember his untimely death on December 14, 1799 and the end of an era. Yet a full understanding of the room and its significance goes well beyond this singular event.

Designated specifically “Mrs. Washington’s bedchamber” during the Washingtons’ lifetimes, the room was furnished and shaped by her and as such, reveals her distinctive interests and her leading role within the household. This was an intensely personal place in the Mansion, the Washingtons’ private refuge in a home largely given over to public hospitality.

Research and planning are now underway by Mount Vernon's preservation team who will make needed repairs to the walls, ceiling, floors, and windows. In tandem, curatorial research and technological advances are informing new interpretations of how to most accurately present the bedchamber’s décor and placement of objects as they would have appeared in 1799 – including the commission and installation of a handmade reproduction wallpaper based on found fragments. This will dramatically transform the room to reflect the Washingtons’ choice of fashionable and sophisticated patterns.

Be part of history by supporting the restoration of what many regard as the most important and meaningful room at Mount Vernon.

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George Washington's Mount Vernon

George Washington’s skill as a general helped secure our independence. His leadership as our first president shaped this new nation. His enduring legacy continues to inspire us.

After falling into disrepair following his death in 1799, this historic property was rescued by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. They opened it to the public in 1860. It is now the most visited historic home in America.