Admission is free on Feb. 22 for George Washington’s birthday. Admission tickets will be distributed on-site upon arrival.

The Center for Digital History at the Washington Library makes scholarship accessible by producing online content for people who want to learn more about George Washington’s world. In collaboration with partners at Mount Vernon and beyond, we make new media like podcasts and videos, provide access to curated digital archives and datasets, and create online reference sources you can trust. Learn more about our new and ongoing projects below!

Featured Projects:

ARGO: American Revolutionary Geographies Online

ARGO: American Revolutionary Geographies Online

ARGO is an exciting new project led by the Washington Library and the Leventhal Map and Education Center at the Boston Public Library. The site, currently in public beta, will collate digitized maps of North America made between 1740-1800 in a single, user-friendly portal alongside interpretive essays, curated collections, interactives, teaching materials and more.

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Database of Mount Vernon's Enslaved Community

Database of Mount Vernon's Enslaved Community

To create this database, a team of Mount Vernon staff and volunteers spent more than two years analyzing George Washington’s papers and compiling references to the enslaved people who lived and worked on his plantation. Work is ongoing to improve and expand this important resource.

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