North and South Ends
Beginning in April into the fall of 2021, scaffolding will cover the north and south ends of George Washington’s Mansion so that Mount Vernon’s preservation staff can undertake restoration work.
Preservation work is always underway at George Washington's estate to ensure that generations to come will be able to enjoy the founding father's home.
The restoration of Mount Vernon is an ongoing process that began in the 19th century and continues today. More than 12 original buildings on the estate are exposed to the extremes of weather and wear put on them by more than one million visitors each year. Mount Vernon's preservation team is made up of experts who are leaders in their field, using cutting-edge tools and technologies to restore and preserve the estate to how it appeared at the time of Washington’s death in 1799.
I have scarcely a room to put a friend into, or to set in myself, without the Music of hammers, or the odoriferous smell of Paint.
The North Garden House is an original 18th-century structure and a rare example of a surviving octagonal outbuilding. A structural assessment revealed a significant amount of the 18th-century framing still survives, but some of it has pronounced deterioration. Mount Vernon's preservation team is currently restoring the structure.
In recent years many rooms inside Mount Vernon's Mansion have undergone extensive restoration work.Learn More
West FrontLayers of sand and paint were removed and many repairs were made.
Front ParlorThis was the Washingtons' site for formal entertainment within the Mansion.
New RoomExplore the work done in the largest and grandest room in the Washingtons' home.
Blue RoomPeriod-appropriate wallpaper and paint help restore this room to the Washingtons' life.
Chintz RoomWashington received “Chintz” wallpaper for this second-floor bedchamber in 1758.