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Check out our Facebook to #win this one-of-a-kind tablerunner, in honor of Colonial Market & Fair September 19 & 20.
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On this day in 1774, George Washington leaves Mount Vernon, accompanied by Patrick Henry and Edmund Pendleton, to attend the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia.

Find out more about Washington’s travel companion Patrick Henry →
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On August 30, 1774, two Virginia delegates on their way to the First Continental Congress arrive at Mount Vernon to collect Washington. George Mason comes over and confers with the three prior to their departure the next morning. Learn more about George Mason here:
The George Washington Digital Encyclopedia is the place to learn more about George Washington and the wide range of subjects related to his world and the colonial era.
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#Win this gourd on our Facebook page! See this craftsman and others at Colonial Market & Fair. http://bit.ly/ColMktFair
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Calling all teachers! Use Mount Vernon’s educational resources to help you plan your lessons: http://bit.ly/DigitalMV
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Stereoview cards blend two flat images together into a single image, giving the illusion of depth. We’ve taken historic stereoview cards and overlaid them with modern 3-D images called anaglyphs to create our newest exhibit, Mount Vernon in 3-D!
Did you know that there are 3-D images of Mount Vernon that are more than 150 years old?  Our new photography exhibit allows you to see some of these amazing and historic stereoviews from our collection as modern 3-D photographs.  Stand where photographers like Alexander Gardner or the Langenheim Brothers stood when taking their photos. Through these images you will be able to see what has changed and not changed here at George Washington’s Mount...
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Well-known photographer Alexander Gardner became the first of three “official” photographers at Mount Vernon. See some of his 45 stereograph titles of the estate in Mount Vernon in 3-D!
Did you know that there are 3-D images of Mount Vernon that are more than 150 years old?  Our new photography exhibit allows you to see some of these amazing and historic stereoviews from our collection as modern 3-D photographs.  Stand where photographers like Alexander Gardner or the Langenheim Brothers stood when taking their photos. Through these images you will be able to see what has changed and not changed here at George Washington’s Mount...
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You search, we answer: what caused George Washington's death?

George Washington died from a throat infection.
http://www.mountvernon.org/research-collections/digital-encyclopedia/article/the-death-of-george-washington/
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On this day in 1756, the numbers of settlers that have fled northwestern Virginia alarms Washington. He writes Lord Thomas Fairfax, requesting aid. Lord Fairfax immediately orders a militia captain and 36 men to march to the upper Potomac.
The George Washington Digital Encyclopedia is the place to learn more about George Washington and the wide range of subjects related to his world and the colonial era.
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See a fire-eater and numerous artisans at Colonial Market & Fair September 19-20. Tickets available now →
The annual Colonial Market & Fair at Mount Vernon features dozens of America’s finest craftspeople and plenty of family fun! 
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On August 27, 1776, the disastrous Battle of Brooklyn is fought. The British forces drive the American army from Brooklyn and capture New York City, which they hold for the remainder of the war. This was the first major battle of the American Revolution following the Declaration of Independence.
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Happy National Dog Day! Washington loved dogs and so do we! Bring your four-legged friend to the estate for All the Presidents Pups Walking Tour starting September 5.
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George Washington's Historic Mount Vernon
Introduction
Mount Vernon, the home of George and Martha Washington, is the most popular historic estate in America.  Situated along the Potomac River in Northern Virginia, Mount Vernon is just 16 miles south of Washington, D.C.  For more than 40 years, George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of American forces in the Revolutionary War and the first President of the United States, called Mount Vernon home.

Today, guests to Mount Vernon can visit the Mansion, more than a dozen original structures, Washington’s Tomb, and nearly 50 acres of his extensive plantation.  The estate also includes a working blacksmith shop and the George Washington: Pioneer Farmer site, a 4-acre demonstration farm with a reconstructed slave cabin and 16-sided treading barn.

The Ford Orientation Center features an inspiring film, We Fight To Be Free.  The Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center is home to 25 theaters and galleries, which tell the detailed story of George Washington's life with more than 500 original artifacts, 11 video presentations, and even an immersion theater experience.

Just 3 miles down the road from the Mansion, George Washington’s Distillery and Gristmill have been reconstructed and are open seasonally. Both fully functioning, Washington's fascinating mill and distillery tell their story of Washington as a master entrepreneur.

Mount Vernon is an American landmark and a lasting reminder of the life and legacy of the Father of Our Country.  Visit Mount Vernon, and discover the real George Washington.