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Knights Templar

Wednesday, October 16, 1872

With banners and flags in tow, the Knights visited Mount Vernon as part of their pilgrimage to Washington D.C. in October 1872.


Famous Visits to Washington’s Tomb

Throughout its history as a cultural shrine, Mount Vernon has been the site of numerous visits from prominent politicians, heads of state, and world leaders.

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