George Washington's merchant gristmill was capable of producing 5,000 to 8,000 pounds of flour and cornmeal a day. Today, this milling system is open to guests seasonally.

Visit Washington's Mill at Mount Vernon

Come visit Mount Vernon's working mill and watch as we grind grain using 18th century methods.

Open on Select Dates in Sept. & Oct.

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Skilled Trades

Skilled Trades

In 1799, more than 50 enslaved men and women were trained in specific trades. Stationed primarily at Mansion House Farm and the gristmill-distillery complex, these individuals used their skills to make tools, process food, and construct and repair many of Mount Vernon’s buildings.

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9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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