Modern visitors to the estate today can see many of the same animals kept by George Washington in the 18th century.
Visit with all the animals who live at Mount Vernon, including breeds who were raised on the estate in George Washington’s time. Ossabaw Island Hogs, Hog Island Sheep, Dominique Chickens, and Red Devon Cattle can be found around the Pioneer Farm, in the Paddock area, and elsewhere. Mount Vernon is also home to horses, mules, and oxen.
Plan your visit
For the safety of our heritage breeds, disturbing or feeding animals is not permitted.