In the 1850s, Ann Pamela Cunningham and the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association began preserving the home of George Washington.

More than 160 years later, the work continues. Restoration of each room and outbuilding is accomplished through the collaboration of experts in multiple fields. As new documents and artifacts come to light and technological and analytical tools advance, we refine our understanding of Mount Vernon.

Restoring Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon is one of the best documented and most complete examples of an estate from early America, but discovering, analyzing, and interpreting the extraordinary mass of available evidence is an ongoing process. In recent years many rooms inside the Mansion have undergone extensive restoration work.

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