Recreate defining moments in Washington's political and military careers with this experience based on primary sources. Have your students discover what they'd do if they were in his shoes.
Explore all corners of the Mount Vernon estate on this self-directed field trip with Mount Vernon expertise highlighted throughout.
Washington's World Map
See all the places that George Washington traveled in his lifetime and learn about his many historic journeys.
Ask Mount Vernon
We asked kids what questions they had about Mount Vernon and George Washington. Here are the answers!
Featured Video Productions
Teach the Constitution, the Battle of Yorktown, and more using these short films that convey the drama and immediacy of the founding era by combining scholarship, animation, and live-action filming.
People of the Past
Hear from actors portraying real historic figures sharing multiple perspectives on life in the 18th-century.
Explore dozens of lesson plans, activity sheets, and primary source analysis tools created by staff and Teacher Fellows.
Prep for your next content lesson or assign your students to review these fully cited pages on our website containing all aspects of Geoge Washington's World.
For Students Page
Set students off to explore our website through the carefully collected quizzes, videos, interactives, and coloring pages.
Material culture items from the world of George Washington collected by Mount Vernon for over 150 years.
Primary Sources annotated and transcribed for classroom use.
See the objects we have uncovered during our 30 years of active research onsite.
Browse through thousands of written records organized by the names of the individuals enslaved at Mount Vernon.