Lives Bound Together: Daily Life

This page provides resources accompanying the Daily Life Galleries in the Lives Bound Together Virtual Exhibit. It contains primary and secondary sources on different communities and traditions within the enslaved community at Mount Vernon. Use these resources to aid exhibit exploration, learn more about the system of slavery, and find useful learning materials.

Explore a Cabin

This reproduction of a slave cabin shows a typical dwelling of an enslaved family or 4-6 adult individuals.

A Day in the Life of an Enslaved Field Worker

Click the link to learn about what a typical day might look like for an enslaved field worker

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What did daily life look like for a person who was enslaved at Mount Vernon?

Why might these days look different between individuals in the Mount Vernon enslaved community?

Primary Sources

Use these primary sources to learn more about daily life

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