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The building began as a one and one-half story house built in 1734 by George Washington's father, Augustine 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. Learn more about the mansion's history.

East Front of the Mansion

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West Front of the Mansion

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The New Room

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Front Parlor

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George Washington oversaw all aspects of the landscape at Mount Vernon. He extensively redesigned the grounds surrounding his home, adopting the less formal, more naturalistic style of 18th century English garden landscape designer Batty Langley. Learn more about the gardens.

Upper Garden

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March is lambing season at Mount Vernon! Learn more about Hog Island Sheep and other animals on the estate.

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Washington Library

The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington is a resource for scholars, students, and all those interested in George Washington, colonial America, and the Revolutionary and founding eras. Learn more about the Washington Library.

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Illustrated Backdrops

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At this time Mount Vernon may be closed to the public, but our mission to allow the world to visit Mount Vernon and learn about George Washington’s life and legacy will continue digitally. We do not accept government funding and rely upon private contributions. Please consider making a gift that helps preserve George Washington's home and legacy.

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