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A picture-perfect finish line awaits you at the George Washington Patriot Run!
Check out our list of great events and festivals at George Washington's Mount Vernon. There's always something going on.
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View an inspirational naturalization ceremony for 100 new citizens this Independence Day.
Check out our list of great events and festivals at George Washington's Mount Vernon. There's always something going on.
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A limited number of George Washington’s peach brandy bottles will go on sale July 1 beginning at 10 a.m.
This special bottle of George Washington Peach Brandy™ is one of a limited number of bottles distilled at Washington’s reconstructed Distillery at Mount Vernon. Limit two bottles per person.
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Avoid the crowds at the National Mall and watch fireworks shoot off over Mount Vernon on July 2, the da the Continental Congress voted for independence.
Some years, you love the Mall fireworks enough to abide the sweaty crowds. Other years, not so much. Here, different ways to have a blast.
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On June 25, 1788, George Washington’s birth state of Virginia becomes the tenth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
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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You’ve heard of dog parks but what about deer parks? George Washington’s deer park provided guests the illusion of wild deer roaming about the Mount Vernon estate.
Following aristocratic British practice, George Washington fenced off 18 acres on the slope, between the Mansion and the Potomac River, to serve as “a paddock for deer” or deer park.
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On this day in 1778, the Battle of Monmouth takes place in New Jersey. The Americans claim victory and Washington is lauded for his bravery.
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This jug, by artist John James Barralet, shows Washington being raised from his tomb toward heaven by the winged figures of Immortality and Time → http://bit.ly/24R6dNf
George Washington was the most illustrated American of the 18th century, and he became perhaps even more frequently depicted during the next one hundred years.
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George Washington’s upper garden combines domestic agriculture with beautiful flowers. Learn more about the four gardens at Mount Vernon:
Eighteenth-century visitors to Mount Vernon were delighted by bountiful offerings of fresh vegetables and fruits, and reveled in after-dinner walks amongst all manner of opulent flowering plants.
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Glory, Mount Vernon’s new mammoth donkey, is now on view at the paddock. Stop by and say hi!
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Everyone remembers the moment they got their first American Girl doll. Make more memories with your favorite doll at Mount Vernon.
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A summer storm across the Potomac, captured earlier this month.
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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.