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.

West Front

West Front

For six months scaffolding covered the west front of George Washington’s Mansion so that Mount Vernon’s preservation staff could undertake restoration work.

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New Room

New Room

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

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

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Preservation Quiz

How much do you know about preservation at George Washington's Mount Vernon?

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Chintz Room

Chintz Room

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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Roof Restoration

Roof Restoration

A leaky roof has been a headache since Washington's life at Mount Vernon. Today, we fight an endless war to prevent leaks and rotting of the shingles.

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