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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 faithfully interpreted, fully-functioning, and open to guests seasonally.

Visit Washington's Mill at Mount Vernon

Come visit Mount Vernon's working mill. Watch the water wheel turn and the mighty gears rotate as we grind grain using the Oliver Evans system, the same utilized by George Washington in the 18th century.

The Gristmill is open to guests in April through October. Tickets are included with general admission or available for purchase on-site.

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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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