In Mount Vernon's historic area you can explore the Washingtons' home and more than a dozen historic outbuildings.

In 1799, more than 50 enslaved men and women were trained in specific trades. These individuals used their skills to make tools and textiles, care for livestock, process food, and construct and repair many of Mount Vernon’s buildings, including the Mansion itself. Today visitors can explore the outbuildings where much of this work was done including the blacksmith shop, smokehouse, stable, spinning house, and more.

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Historic Area Map

Audio Tour

Enrich your visit with Mount Vernon's audio tour, that discusses and interprets Washington's estate, including most of the outbuildings, at over 30 stops. 

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Historic Structures

There are four different types of standing historic structures under the care of Mount Vernon's Architectural Preservation staff. Each type helps tell the story of life at Mount Vernon.

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South Lane

Explore the buildings south of the Mansion

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Made at Mount Vernon

See our exclusive collection of products made today on the estate.

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