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Each spring, Mount Vernon welcomes more than a dozen baby lambs.

Planning a trip to Mount Vernon in the spring? Please stop by the Paddock and welcome our new additions!

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Bottle-feeding Our Newborn Lambs

Lambcast Live!

Posted by George Washington's Mount Vernon on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Where Are the Animals?

Sheep at Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon was home to many sheep in George Washington’s time. His flock number ranged from 600-1,000. Sheep were very important, providing wool for clothing and blankets, manure for crop fertilization, meat for mutton and spring lamb, and lanolin for ointments.

Learn about the animals at mount vernon