Please complete the form below to make a research inquiry, or request a research appointment.
We are not open for public tours, or included in admission to the Mount Vernon Estate. To see original documents from our collection, visit the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, which is included in your admission.
We do not have extensive materials related to the genealogy of the Washington, Custis, Ball, or allied families. Please contact the Library of Virginia, or the National Society of Washington Family Descendants for lookups and verification of potential familial connections.
Before requesting a research appointment, please do a preliminary search of our catalogs to make sure we have relevant materials for your project.
Library catalog: www.mountvernon.kohalibrary.com
Special Collections and Archives catalog: www.archives.mountvernon.org
Digital Collections Catalog: www.catalog.mountvernon.org
Access to non-digitized rare materials is subject to purpose of research and preservation needs.