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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.
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!
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