Once a vibrant plantation in the 18th century, the estate is now one of the nation’s most visited historic sites. Combining an authentically interpreted 18th-century home, lush gardens and grounds, intriguing museum galleries, immersive programs, and first-rate dining and shopping, Mount Vernon is an incomparable national treasure.

The Mansion

The Mansion

George Washington's Mount Vernon Mansion is one of the most iconic historic homes in America. Learn more about this remarkable historic structure.

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Gardens & Landscapes

Gardens & Landscapes

George Washington's heart and mind was rarely far from his gardens and farms. Learn more about George Washington's gardens at Mount Vernon.

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Slavery at Washington's Plantation

Slavery at Washington's Plantation

Hundreds of enslaved men, women, and children lived at Mount Vernon. Washington depended on their labor to build and maintain his household and plantation. They, in turn, found ways to survive in a world that denied their freedom.

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The Tombs

The Tombs

Learn more about the Old and New Tombs at Mount Vernon - where George and Martha Washington are laid to rest.

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The Slave Memorial

The Slave Memorial

A memorial marks the burial ground in honor of the enslaved who lived and worked at Mount Vernon. Located 50 yards from the Tomb, this was the cemetery for enslaved people and free blacks who worked at Mount Vernon.

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Pioneer Farm

Pioneer Farm

Tour the four-acre farm, whose highlights include a scrupulously crafted replica of Washington’s ingenious 16-sided treading barn and a reconstructed slave cabin.

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Distillery

Distillery

George Washington operated the largest distillery in America at its time. Learn more about the Mount Vernon distillery and its importance to Washington's economy.

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Gristmill

Gristmill

Washington's Gristmill utilized cutting-edge technology - and brought great profit to the enterprising George Washington.

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Historic Trades

Historic Trades

The outbuildings surrounding the Mansion housed important trades that helped sustain the bustling estate. Learn more about these structures and the trades themselves.

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Mount Vernon Virtual Tour

Now you can wander historic Mount Vernon virtually

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Mount Vernon Today


Mount Vernon is the home to the first president of the United States, George Washington. History might mostly remember him as a general in the Revolutionary War, or the first President, but he was much more than that. His legacy is reflected today at his estate in Virginia.

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