George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of American forces in the Revolutionary War and the first President of the United States, called the beautiful estate of Mount Vernon home for more than 40 years. Situated along the Potomac River in Northern Virginia, Mount Vernon is actually the most popular historic estate in the United States, and has been toured by more than 80 million visitors.
|A display at the museum.|
Another interesting component of a visit to Mount Vernon is that you can tour the main Mansion as well as more than a dozen original structures. Visitors can also see a working blacksmith shop and a working demonstration farm, as well as Washington’s Tomb where both he and Martha are entombed.
|Alladin is on loan at Mount Vernon |
through Christmas. George Washington
paid to bring exotic animals to the
estate for his visitors.
Just three miles down the road from the Mansion, is George Washington’s Distillery and Gristmill that have been reconstructed and are open seasonally.
Mount Vernon is an American landmark and a lasting reminder of the life and legacy of the Father of Our Country. I'm lucky that I live less than two hours away, but it is worth the effort to visit it no matter where you live!