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A Revolutionary Experience

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Located just outside of Washington, D.C., George Washington's estate is one of the most important homes in American history. See the Mansion that the first president shared with his wife Martha, visit a working farm, and learn about the enslaved who lived and worked here.

Mount Vernon is open daily and safety measures are in place to protect the health of guests and staff.

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Walk in the Footsteps of Famous Visitors

U.S. presidents, royalty and celebrities have all visited Mount Vernon.

The Nicholas Cage movie National Treasure: Book of Secrets filmed on Mount Vernon's East Lawn.

Other famous visitors include:

See Mount Vernon on PBS

To celebrate the resilience of America, PBS filmed a New Year's Eve concert at Mount Vernon and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

See performances by award-winning artists, including:

  • Joshua Bell
  • Josh Groban
  • Juanes
  • Patti LaBelle
  • Yo-Yo Ma

Tune in on Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ET and 9:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. ET.

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5 Little-Known Facts About George Washington

1. Washington’s formal schooling ended by the time he was 15.

2. His actions sparked the French and Indian War.

3. He loved to dance

4. Washington was an innovative farmer, who designed design a new 16-sided, two-story threshing barn (a replica barn can be seen at Mount Vernon).

5. His whiskey distillery was one of the largest in America in 1799. Visitors to Mount Vernon can sample his whiskey at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant.

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Did You Know?

In the 19th century, a group of women banded together to purchase and preserve George Washington's home.

Mount Vernon is still owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association today and does not accept government funding.

Please consider making a donation to help us preserve the first president's estate.

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