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In 1799, George Washington's distillery produced nearly 11,000 gallons, making it one of the largest whiskey distilleries in America at the time. Today, a faithfully reconstructed working distillery produces small batch spirits on site and is open to visitors.

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 to the public from April through October. Tickets are included with general admission or available on-site.

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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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Distillery Videos

See videos from our working distillery at Mount Vernon

Explore the Distillery

Take a look into George Washington's Distillery® through our Virtual Tour

The reconstruction of George Washington's Distillery® was made possible through the generosity of The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and their member companies.

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Items available for sale in our shops inspired by George Washington's Distillery.

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