Video: Sheep Shearing
Sheep were an important commodity to George Washington at Mount Vernon, and our livestock team keeps the history alive of their role to this day.
Watch this annual spring activity done in the 18th-century way!
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Mount Vernon raises Hog Island sheep, a rare breed that is native to Virginia and dates back to the 1600s. This breed was similar to the sheep kept by George Washington. During this demonstration, watch a trained member of our livestock staff shear sheep with traditional shears. This wool is gathered and used in demonstrations later in the year.