Visit the final resting place of George and Martha Washington.

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George Washington died in his bedchamber at Mount Vernon on December 14, 1799. His last will outlined his desire to be buried at home at Mount Vernon. Washington additionally made provisions for a new brick tomb to be constructed after his death, which would replace the original yet quickly deteriorating family burial vault. In 1831, Washington’s body was transferred to the new tomb, along with the remains of Martha Washington and other family members. Today, the gently wooded enclosure that surrounds the Washingtons' final resting place is a lovely, fitting space to pay homage to the Father of Our Country and the first First Lady.

Tombs and Memorial

Tribute at the Tomb

Tribute at the Tomb

Mount Vernon welcomes those who wish to pay their respect to the Father of our Country to honor George Washington by participating in a daily brief wreath-laying ceremony at the Washingtons' Tomb.

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New Tomb

New Tomb

George Washington's will directed the building of a new tomb at Mount Vernon. Today this is where George and Martha Washington and a number of family members.

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Slave Cemetery

Slave Cemetery

Mount Vernon is conducting an ongoing archaeological survey of the Slave Cemetery on the estate. From an archaeological standpoint, the best way to commemorate the lives of those free and enslaved individuals who lived and died at Mount Vernon is to thoroughly document the locations of individual burials on the landscape.

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Old Tomb

Old Tomb

On December 14, 1799, four days after his death, George Washington’s body was placed in the Old Tomb where other family members were entombed. They remained here until 1831 when they were moved to the New Tomb.

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