Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon

This exhibition in the museum explores the personal stories of the people enslaved at Mount Vernon while providing insight into George Washington’s evolving opposition to slavery.

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Slave Memorial

The memorial marks the site where both enslaved people were buried in the 18th and 19th centuries, usually without identifying markers.

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Slave Quarters

View the reconstructed space that housed the enslaved population on the Mansion House Farm. Reproduction clothing, tools, furniture, cookware, ceramics, toys, and personal accessories emphasize the living conditions and experiences of enslaved people.

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Slave Cabin

Our recreated slave cabin allows you to see how many of Washington's enslaved families lived at Mount Vernon.

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The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

This 60-minute guided walking tour highlights the lives and contributions of the enslaved community who built and operated Mount Vernon.

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Slave Memorial Commemoration Ceremony


This public event features dramatic readings, performances, and uplifting music in recognition of the sacrifices and contributions of the enslaved population to the early formation of this nation.

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