Houdon Bust of George Washington

On view in the Museum, this bust was modeled by hand, from life, and likely fired in Mount Vernon’s bake oven. This extraordinarily naturalistic clay bust is perhaps the most treasured object in the Mount Vernon collection.

 

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George Washington’s Dentures

Contrary to popular myth, Washington’s false teeth were not made of wood but of human, cow, and horse teeth as well as elephant and walrus ivory. This famous set of dentures is on view in the Education Center.

 

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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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Meet Lady Washington

An actress portraying Martha Washington will regale you with tales of what it was like being married to our first president, hosting guests at Mount Vernon, living in the eighteenth century - and much more!

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Mount Vernon Virtual Tour

The Mount Vernon Virtual Tour allows visitors around-the-clock, in-depth access to the treasures of this incredible place and the opportunity to engage with the fascinating stories of its residents.

 

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