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Tomb

Tomb

Learn more about the New Tomb at Mount Vernon - the Washington's final resting place.

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Benjamin Latrobe

Benjamin Latrobe is widely regarded as the first professional architect in the United States.

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Blacksmith Shop

Blacksmithing was an important craft activity throughout most of the Washington family's ownership of?

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Burials at Mount Vernon

The following lists provide information on the known burials at Mount Vernon.

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Christmas at Mount Vernon

Christmas was primarily a religious holiday in eighteenth-century Virginia. It was also, however, a festive occasion marked by visits between friends and relatives, celebratory parties, and public assemblies.

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Development of Mount Vernon

1. First Phase2. Second Phase3. Third Phase4. Farm Improvements

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Dung Repository

The Dung Repository was an important part of the plantation at Mount Vernon.

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Gladys Quander Tancil (1921-2002) New

Gladys Quander Tancil is a prominent figure in the history of Mount Vernon’s public history and educational programming.

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Growth of Mount Vernon

George Washington added more than 5,000 acres to his estate, starting with his first purchase in 1757. By his death, Mount Vernon was about 7,600 acres or almost exactly twelve square miles.

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Henry James's Pandora

"You Germans are always in such awe of great people," says Pandora to her companion, Count Vogelstein?

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Hospitality at Mount Vernon New

George and Martha Washington viewed hospitality to guests as a vitally important aspect of life at Mount Vernon.

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Mansion

The Mansion at George Washington's Mount Vernon is one of the most iconic 18th-century homes in America. The building began as a one and one-half story house built in 1734 by George Washington's father, Augustine Washington, and received its well-known name from his half-brother Lawrence Washington. George Washington began running Mount Vernon in 1754, and over the next 45 years slowly enlarged the dwelling to create the 21-room residence we see today.

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Mount Vernon Fisheries

Fish from the Potomac River became one of the many ways George Washington turned the natural resources of his estate into profit.

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Music

Shortly before his inauguration as the first President of the United States, Washington sent a letter?

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Overview of the Gristmill

George Washington began his merchant milling business in 1770 with the construction of a new gristmill?

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Pilgrimages to Washington's Tomb

Kings, Presidents, and a host of dignities have visited Washington's tomb over the years.

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Servants' Hall

The prominent placement of the servants' hall as a flanker to the mansion, its mimicking of the mansion?

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Stable

The brick stable at the foot of the south lane at Mount Vernon was built in 1782, replacing a stable?

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Thanksgiving

Since the settlement of the colonies, Americans were familiar with setting aside days of thanksgiving?

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Tobias Lear

Tobias Lear served as the executive secretary to George Washington from 1786 to 1799. Lear was born in?

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Tomb

Learn more about the New Tomb at Mount Vernon - the Washington's final resting place.

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Washington's Distillery

By the spring of 1798 the distillery was in operation. In 1799?the year of Washington's death?over eighty transactions are noted for a total sale of 10,942 gallons of whiskey, valued at $7,674.

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