In recent years many rooms inside Mount Vernon's Mansion and outbuildings have undergone extensive restoration work.

Mount Vernon’s restoration efforts aim to represent the estate as it appeared in 1799, the last year of George Washington’s life and the culmination of his designs for Mount Vernon.

The restoration of each room in the Mansion and each outbuilding is accomplished through the collaboration of experts in multiple fields, including architectural historians, archaeologists, carpenters, curators, conservators, and collections managers on Mount Vernon’s staff and craftspeople and colleagues from other historic sites.

North Garden House

North Garden House

In Progress

In 2018, Mount Vernon's preservation team began restoring the North Garden House, which suffers from significant deterioration.

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Mansion Stabilization

Mansion Stabilization

In Progress

Each year the Mansion endures rain, snow, sun, wind, and thousands of people. All of which stress the 18th-century wooden building. Permanent repairs are needed to better stabilize Washington's home.

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New Room

New Room

Completed

After a major research and restoration effort, the largest and grandest room in George Washington’s Mount Vernon Mansion has reopened with a new look and a new interpretation.

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Blue Room

Blue Room

Completed

The most dramatic transformation of this restoration was the application of the period-appropriate wallpaper and paint.

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Chintz Room

Chintz Room

Completed

After more than two years of intense forensic investigations, documentary and material culture research, conservation, and restoration, one of Mount Vernon’s major bedchambers is now on view.

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