In 1799, George Washington's distillery produced nearly 11,000 gallons, making it one of the largest whiskey distilleries in America.

Today, a faithfully reconstructed working distillery produces small batch spirits on site and is open to visitors.

We are proud to be featured on the American Whiskey Trail, an educational journey into the cultural heritage and history of spirits in America.

Visit Washington's Distillery

Come see the working distillery at Mount Vernon. You can visit this re-creation where we continue to make his whiskey today.

Open on Select Dates in Sept. & Oct.

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Distillers

Distillers

Enslaved distillers Hanson, Peter, Nat, Daniel, James, and Timothy performed the hot and tiring work of making whiskey.

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Whiskey Production

Whiskey Production

Learn more about the production of whiskey at George Washington’s Distillery® at Mount Vernon – one of the largest distillery in America at its time.

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Archaeology at The Distillery

Archaeology at The Distillery

Mount Vernon began a long-term program of archaeological and documentary research in 1999 with the ultimate goal of reconstructing and interpreting George Washington's Distillery®.

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