Our region is experiencing extreme heat. Please bring water bottles for your visit. For your comfort, water distribution stations and misting stations are located around the estate.

Mount Vernon doesn't just hold stories of George Washington. It holds the stories of the millions of visitors who have walked through its gates for more than 160 years, whether on family vacations, for school trips, or while celebrating personal moments. 

While Mount Vernon is now closed to the public to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we invite you to share a photo from your visit to Mount Vernon and tell us your story. What do you remember about your visit, and how did it impact your life? 

We’ll include your photo and story in a special gallery on our website. We’ll also choose some submissions to highlight on our social media channels and in our email newsletter.

All submissions will become a permanent repository in our Washington Library archive and preserved for future generations to hear about your experiences.

Share Your Photos



We live locally and our son, Charlie (3), wanted to be GW for Halloween. We came to Mt. Vernon one afternoon in full costume to capture this picture that we will cherish forever!

Erika Freundel, 2019

This picture was from our family's first of many visits to Mt. Vernon. This was also the first time our family was introduced to Mt. Vernon's Hog Island Sheep. These are my children, Sean and Maggie, instantly falling in love! We were so fascinated with the long history of Hog Island Sheep, that two months after this picture was taken, we were adding our own small flock of Hog Island Sheep to our small farm in Western NY.

Stephanie Dempsey, 2008

On July 4th, our daughter Hayley was invited by the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) to deliver a public address on the grounds of Mount Vernon. That year, Hayley was the national winner of the SAR's Joseph Rumbaugh Oratory contest, and she reprised her winning oration on "freedom of speech" prior to a ceremonial visit to General Washington's tomb. We were invited as a family to join the earlier procession down the front lawn of Mount Vernon, in company with other descendants of Revolutionary War patriots. The photo was taken during that procession

Ernest Snowden, 2014

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