Watch this annual spring activity done in the 18th-century way!

Add to Calendar 05/04/2019 10:00:00 12/31/1969 12:00:00 America/Rio_Branco Sheep Shearing Demonstrations

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.

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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.

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