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Timeline of George Washington's Life

Timeline of George Washington's Life

George Washington did more than serve as the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army and the first President of the United States. Learn about the life of George Washington by exploring a timeline of his life.


Ask Mount Vernon

What did George Washington think of King George III? Did he have good handwriting? What ailment caused his death? Watch our Mount Vernon staff answer these questions and more in our Ask Mount Vernon video series!


Washington and Religious Freedom

Washington's leadership, words, and actions helped establish Religious Freedom in America.

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Washington and the Revolutionary War

Despite having little practical experience in managing large armies, Washington proved to be a capable and resilient leader of the American military forces during the Revolutionary War.

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The Winter Patriots: The Battles of Trenton and Princeton

Washington crossed the Delaware River with his troops on Christmas Eve, 1776. The river was icy, and the men experienced intense amounts of rain, hail, and snow. Still, Washington's men persisted, resulting in a major American victory in the Revolutionary War.

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Now or Never: The Yorktown Campaign

The Battle of Yorktown was the beginning of the end of the American Revolution, and ultimately led to the Treaty of Paris.

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The U.S. Constitution

How much do you know about the U.S. Constitution? By 1787, the union between the states was unraveling. To save the young nation, delegates from 12 states met in Philadelphia and, with George Washington presiding, created a new form of government.

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The First President

In 1789, George Washington was sworn in as the first President of the United States. He helped shape the office's future role and powers, as well as set both formal and informal models for future presidents to follow.

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STEAM at Mount Vernon

There are so many examples of science and technology at Mount Vernon. Click this link to learn more about Washington's dentures, 18th century farming, and other STEAM topics!

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Washington and Slavery

Learn about Washington's changing views on the subject of slavery and the enslaved population at Mount Vernon.

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Meet People from the Past

See how George Washington is viewed through the eyes of his family, friends, fellow revolutionaries and enslaved workers.

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Online Games and Interactives

Have fun learning about George Washington and his time period by playing online games and interactives. Check back often as more games will continue to be added!

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Online Coloring Pages

Become an artist and color important moments in George Washington's life. 

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Key Facts

Our facts page will guide you to a wide range of interesting Washington subjects and themes.

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Mount Vernon Virtual Tour

Now you can explore historic Mount Vernon from your home or classroom.  Wander through all our interactive panoramas.

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The Man & Myth

Separate fact from fiction and learn more about the real George Washington

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Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens

Learn more about George and Martha Washington's Mount Vernon home and plantation.

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