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In Mount Vernon's historic area, explore more than a dozen historic outbuildings.

In 1799, more than 50 enslaved men and women were trained in specific trades. They used their skills to:

  • make tools and textiles
  • care for livestock
  • process food, and
  • construct and repair Mount Vernon’s buildings, including the Mansion itself

Today, you can visit the outbuildings where much of this work was done, including the blacksmith shop, smokehouse, stable, and spinning house.

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South Lane

Explore the buildings south of the Mansion


Washington's mind was rarely far from the lush gardens and majestic views at Mount Vernon. Today, you can explore the four gardens Washington developed and enjoy his unspoiled view across the Potomac River.

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Pay your respects to George and Martha Washington at their final resting place.

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Historic Area Map