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George Washington's Mount Vernon

Greater Washington D.C., Virginia

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  • George Washington's Mount Vernon along the Potomac River.- George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • The working Pioneer Farm at Mount Vernon.- George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • 16-sided barn in the Pioneer Farm at Mount Vernon.- George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • Livestock in the Pioneer Farm at Mount Vernon.- George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • The recreated slave cabin in the Pioneer Farm at Mount Vernon.- George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • The 18th-century mansion at Mount Vernon is a very popular historic site.- George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • Interpretive sign outside of the mansion at Mount Vernon.- George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • Inside one of the many outbuildings at Mount Vernon.- George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • Forest trail at Mount Vernon. - George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • Interpretive sign along the Forest Trail at Mount Vernon.- George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • The forest at Mount Vernon. - George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • Interpretive sign along the forest trail at Mount Vernon.- George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • George Washington's Mount Vernon mansion.- George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • George Washington's Mount Vernon.- George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • The upper garden is just one of four at Mount Vernon.- George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • Flowers in the upper garden at Mount Vernon.- George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • The upper garden at Mount Vernon.- George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • Flowers in the garden at Mount Vernon.- George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • Butterfly in the garden at Mount Vernon.- George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • Flowers in bloom at Mount Vernon.- George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • Statue of George Washington in the museum at Mount Vernon.- George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • Museum exhibits at George Washington's Mount Vernon. - George Washington's Mount Vernon
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Pros: 
Historic landmarks. Beautiful views. Flowers.
Cons: 
Busy.
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Region:
Greater Washington D.C., VA
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Parking Pass: 
Other
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Step back in time and explore George Washington's Mount Vernon along the Potomac River. Being the first president of the United States, George Washington contributed a lot to the country, and his estate gives visitors a chance to experience a little bit of what his life was like.

Starting out as a plantation with a small farmhouse, the estate grew over the years and is now one of the most visited historic sites in the country. The grounds contain many trails to explore through the four gardens, the pioneer farm, and the forest. Historic buildings are scattered throughout the grounds. Most are open to visitors and have interpreters in period costumes to help you experience the site as it once was. The Forest Trail is about a quarter mile long and winds through the forest with interpretive signs telling of the history and importance of the site.

The museum and education center include exhibits and programs about the estate and the many people who were connected to it. The museum collections contain many historic and interesting objects, including Washington’s dentures, which were made of human, horse and cow teeth (not wood). Be sure to check the Mount Vernon website for current offerings and special events before your visit.

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