General Washington loved dogs, and so do we. Mount Vernon invites guests to enjoy this landmark property along with their pets. Learn more about dogs on the Estate, yesterday and today.

French Hounds

French Hounds

George Washington's love of dogs and foxhunting is well documented. However, some of Washington's dogs did not share his inclination for the sport.

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Dog Visitation Policy

Dog Visitation Policy

Dogs are welcome at Mount Vernon! For the comfort of all our guests, and to preserve the home and final resting place of Washington, we ask pet owners to observe and adhere to a few simple guidelines.

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Did Martha Washington Have a Dog?

Elizabeth Keaney, our Martha character interpreter, provides the answer.


Throughout his lifetime, George Washington enjoyed fox hunting during the fall and winter at Mount Vernon, often inviting his neighbors and business associates to join him in the sport.

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