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Animals at Mount Vernon
Modern visitors to Mount Vernon can see many of the same animals who lived here in the 18th century.
The first set of lambs this season were recently born at Mount Vernon!
Planning a trip to Mount Vernon? Please stop by the Paddock and welcome our new additions!
Lambcast Live!Posted by George Washington's Mount Vernon on Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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