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Ledger detailing the food ordered and the associated costs for one week in the Presidential household in Philadelphia.
List of the enslaved individuals living and working at Mount Vernon made by George Washington in June 1799.
Rules of behavior copied by George Washington when he was 16 years old.
A transcription of Washington's Presidential Farewell Address.
Object page for the Washingtons' harpsichord.
Object page for the key to the Bastille.
Object page for the shoes that Martha wore at her wedding to George Washington in 1759.
Object page for the punch bowl that Martha Washington brought to Mount Vernon to use for social events.
An interactive painting depicting George Washington crossing the Delaware River.
Modern Map of the Siege of Yorktown in October 1781.
Modern map of the 1781 Yorktown campaign.
Map showing how the Mansion and outbuildings looked in 1787.
Print of a less famous image of the event at the Delaware River.
Ten newspaper-style explorations into the character traits of George Washington.
Guide to re-creating 18th century style clothing in the classroom.
A lesson plan facilitating discussion with students about the challenges that George Washington faced as the first president of the United States.
Teacher Resource page featuring select primary and secondary sources, classroom materials, and essentials questions for teaching the Founding of the U.S. Government.
Teacher Resource page featuring select primary and secondary sources, classroom materials, and essentials questions for teaching the American Revolution.
Student worksheet on a painting depicting George Washington as a farmer at Mount Vernon.
Lesson plan using George Washington's list of enslaved people from 1799 to examine his role as a businessman and slave owner and to provide information about the institution of slavery in the 18th century.
Teacher Resource page featuring select primary and secondary sources, classroom materials, and essentials questions for teaching about the business of Mount Vernon.
Teacher Resource page featuring select primary and secondary sources, classroom materials, and essentials questions for teaching George Washington's Leadership and Legacy.
Lesson plan examining the manners and mores of 18th century America and the personal rules of decorum George Washington lived by and how they connect to today.
Teacher Resource page featuring select primary and secondary sources, classroom materials, and essentials questions for teaching about women in the 18th century.
Teacher Resource page featuring select primary and secondary sources, classroom materials, and essentials questions for teaching slavery.
A lesson plan asking students to use Article 1 and Article 2 of the Constitution and George Washington's notes on his personal copy of the document to create a job description for the President of the United States in 1787.
A lesson plan outlining a role-playing activity intended to help students better understand the perspectives of individual delegates at the critical point when they were debating representation at the Constitutional Convention.
Student worksheet on the "Rules of Civility."
A lesson supporting the video A More Perfect Union: George Washington and the Making of the Constitution. After viewing the video, students use flashcards, quizzes, interactives, and worksheets to study and demonstrate their understanding of advanced vocabulary.
Student worksheet on Washington's 1799 will.
Secondary source analysis worksheet for the film "Now or Never: The Yorktown Campaign."
Video (0:53 seconds) playing harpsichord tunes.
Video (1:09 minutes) playing 18th-century harpsichord tunes.
Video (1:04 minutes) playing 18th-century harpsichord tune.
Video (1:09 minutes) playing 18-century harpsichord tune.
Film on the Constitutional Convention and Ratification of the Constitution.
Video (1:58 minutes) showing 18th-century military music.
Explore the Central Passage of the Mansion House, in which the Key to the Bastille is displayed.
Video (2:22 minutes) discussing the crib with a family history of belonging to Eleanor "Nelly" Parke Custis.
Video (5:33 minutes) comilation of songs sung by enslaved people songs. The video includes Sit Down Servant, Sit Down; Hoe Emma Hoe; and Fungalafia.
Online interactive asking students to identify which states wanted which form of representation during the Constitutional Convention.
Online interactive asking students to identify the order of events before, during, and after the Constitutional Convention in 1787.
Video clips discussing how a harpsichord is constructed and how it works.
Interactive tool to explore Emanuel Leutze's 1851 painting Washington Crossing the Delaware.
Illustrated article on agriculture at Mount Vernon.
Article discussing slavery and George Washington.
Video (45:04 minutes) exploring the music of Washington's world.
Video (3:59 minutes) discussing a stylish bedroom at Mount Vernon where Eleanore "Nelly" Parke Custis may have occupied in 1799.
Short video (2:37 minutes), photographs, and a brief description of Team Archaeology of Mount Vernon's Historic Preservation and Collections Department excavating in front of the kitchen in the spring of 2013.
Five video clips of George Washington and those close to him reflecting on his legacy
Explore the Little Parlor in the Mount Vernon mansion where Nelly Custis played the harpsichord.
Video (7:18 minutes) exploring the personal stories, experiences and struggles of people enslaved at Mount Vernon, as well as insight into George Washington's evolving opposition to slavery.
A series of short videos by a character interpreter covering topics about Washington's enslaved valet William Lee.
Video (3:01 minutes) of Mount Vernon's master miller, Steve Bashore, describing the 18th-century milling process used by Washington in the gristmill on his plantation.
Video (2:57 minute) showing 18-century century military music.
An animation (1:02 minutes) of the changes to Mount Vernon's structure during the 18th century.
Tour the Mansion House, support buildings, gristmill and distillery online.
Mount Vernon web page exploring the role of music in the Continental Army, featuring video and audio.
Forty five minute program exploring the soundtrack of George Washingtons 18th century world.
Video (2:56 minutes) discussing Nelly Custis' bedchamber.
Slammin' Joe, one of Washington's slaves, describes the slave experience at Mount Vernon.
Video (3:01 minutes) discussing slavery at Mount Vernon.
Mount Vernon's master miller, Steve Bashore, describes the 18th-century milling process used by Washington in the gristmill on his plantation in this video (3:01 minutes).
Tour George Washington's Gristmill and Distillery online.
Image of a slave woman in the Mount Vernon kitchen at time of John Augustine Washington's ownership.
Video (2:51 minutes) discussing the wheat crop, threshing, and treading.
Film about the Winter Patriots during the Revolutionary War.
Film on the Yorktown campaign of the Revolutionary War.
Illustrated article with facts about Martha Washington's life.
Illustrated list of facts about George Washington's gristmill.
Illustrated list of facts about the home of George Washington.
Illustrated article with facts about Washington's Crossing of the Delaware River.
Article about the 16-sided barn with photographs and a short film illustrating how the wheat was threshed by horses.
An article discussing the Bastille key gifted to Washington by Marquis de Lafayette.
Article describing Washington's challenge creating an army from a diverse group of citizens with little military experience.
Article and interactive map discussing the significance of George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River.
Article discussing the life of Eleanor "Nelly" Parke Custis, the Washingtons' granddaughter.
Profiles of 18 individuals enslaved at Mount Vernon based on research from George Washington's records.
An article discussing the relationship between George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette.
Article about Martha Washington's great cake recipe.
Recipe for making Martha Washington's favorite cake.
Glossary of 29 terms associated with the Gristmill along with a video (3:19 minutes) of the gristmill at work.
Article describing the construction of Mount Vernon's kitchen and how it was used.
Article describing the presidential receptions of Washington's administration and their detractors.
Article describing Martha Washington's role and experiences accompanying George Washington to the front during the Revolutionary War.
Article discussing Martha Washington and slavery at Mount Vernon.
Article exploring Washington's death and how he was mourned at Mount Vernon and by the country.
Article about music in the 18th century.
Article highlighting objects in the Mount Vernon collection relating to Eleanor "Nelly" Parke Custis.
Article discussing Oney Judge, an enslaved woman at Mount Vernon.
Article that provides an overview of Washington's gristmill and an explanation and diagram of the Evans system.
Article about the "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company."
Article discussing slave resistance at Mount Vernon.
Article discussing the status of enslaved people in George Washingon's will.
Mount Vernon web page exploring the Chintz Room, possibly used as Nelly Custis' bedchamber.
Article about how Martha Washington set the tone for future first ladies.
Article discussing some of the ways slaves spent their free time.
Article discussing Martha Washington's style.
Article discussing the cemetery where many enslaved people at Mount Vernon were buried, possibly including Billy Lee.
Article describing the importance of the Yorktown campaign in the Revolutionary War.