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Learn more about General Washington's great triumph at Yorktown in October of 1781: http://mountvernon.org/yorktowncampaign
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General Washington explores all of the culinary delights of Washington DC.
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George Washington grew hemp, but not the kind you're thinking of...
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Too cool. My Dad (born 1908) told me hemp was a bigger crop than tobacco back home in Kentucky when he was a boy.
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Join us for a historic treat! For the first time ever, we’re opening our doors on Halloween for trick-or-treating at George Washington’s home. And of course, prizes will be awarded for the best “George” and Martha” costumes. http://bit.ly/1uM0ucD
A historic treat! The estate opens its doors for trick-or-treating in the historic area and other fun and games on the grounds.
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The General visits GW and then returns home to his beloved Estate. Learn more at http://mountvernon.org/bigdayout
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Thoroughly enjoying this series!
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The General enjoys a half-smoke, finds the metro, and runs into Mr. Jefferson. See more at http://mountvernon.org/BigDayOut
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First of our five part series finds the General leaving Mount Vernon for the new Federal City. Hailing a Uber, riding on a Segway, visiting the National Mall and White House. See more at http://mountvernon.org/BigDayOut
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Today in 1792, Thomas Jefferson visits Mount Vernon to convince George Washington to take a second term as president. http://bit.ly/1r9ol6i
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Our staff was hard at work in the Nelly Custis Bedchamber last week! Creating a digital map of all of the nails and nail holes in the floorboards helps us to better understand which parts of the floor are original and which ones have been repaired or restored over time. Why is this restoration project important? http://bit.ly/1ohMmSH
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George Washington's Mount Vernon 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
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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.