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About the Donald W. Reynolds Museum & Education Center

Visit the Museum and Education Center* to view the fascinating array of Mount Vernon artifacts and learn more about George Washington. There are 23 galleries and theaters where visitors learn about Washington through interactive displays, an action adventure movie, short films produced by The History Channel, immersive experiences, and a rich and comprehensive collection of more than 700 objects which give an unprecedented look at the personal effects of the Washington family.

Make sure you don’t miss Washington’s dentures, an interpretation of Martha Washington’s wedding gown, and a ledger book used to keep track of estate finances.

The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association opened the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center in 2006.  These exhibit spaces would not have been possible without two major grants, totaling 24 million dollars, from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and support from the foundation’s chairman, Fred W. Smith.


*From July 2024 through 2025, this exhibit on George Washington’s life will be off display for an extensive rebuild.

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