George Washington’s Mount Vernon

(Visited 29 August & 6 October 2016) Perhaps one of the most famous homes in the United States, Mount Vernon was George and Martha Washington’s plantation. George expanded the house from what his father had built around 1735, to what it is today. On the grounds is also the final resting places of George and Martha, as well as some other family members. I remember visiting Mount Vernon both as a child with my family, and with my 8th grade class, with it looking much as it does today.

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The front of Mount Vernon. Very difficult picture to get without tourists in it!
Mount Vernon
The kitchen building, attached to the main mansion with a breezeway
Mount Vernon
Inside the kitchen building
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Some of the out-buildings
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The back side of the mansion, overlooking the Potomac River
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The view of the Potomac River from the back of the mansion
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The basement entrance where the president and Gates entered to find the hidden tunnel in the movie “National Treasure: Book of Secrets.” We weren’t permitted to take pictures in the basement…
Mount Vernon gardens
The gardens
Mount Vernon necessary
The “necessary”
Mont Vernon necessary
Inside the “necessary”
Mount Vernon Dung Repository
The Dung Repository is the first known structure in the U.S. devoted to composting
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Future bacon
Mount Vernon Ice House
The Ice House, where ice from the frozen Potomac River was stored
Mount Vernon ice house
Inside the Ice House
Mount Vernon old burial vault
The old burial vault, where George & Martha (among many other Washingtons) were buried until the new vault was built
Mount Vernon burial tomb
The tomb of George and Martha Washington
Mount Vernon tomb
George (right) and Martha (left) burial sites
Mount Vernon wharf
The wharf below the mansion
Mount Vernon
The bank on the Potomac River below the mansion where the Gates character (played by Nicolas Cage) came to shore to crash the president’s birthday party
Mount Vernon tunnel
About in the center of the his is the outlet of the tunnel from the Ice House which was the inspiration for the tunnels from under the Mount Vernon mansion in the movie “National Treasure: Book of Secrets.”
Mount Vernon boat house
Boat house, likely built by one of GW’s nephews. Running down on the left is a natural spring
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A view of the mansion from the bank of the Potomac River
Mount Vernon Pioneer Farm
The Pioneer Farm on the grounds of Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon Pioneer Farm
The Pioneer Farm on the grounds of Mount Vernon, batteau construction project
Mount Vernon Pioneer Farm
The Pioneer Farm on the grounds of Mount Vernon, fish hatchery
Mount Vernon Pioneer Farm
The Pioneer Farm on the grounds of Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon Pioneer Farm
The Pioneer Farm on the grounds of Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon 16-sided barn
The 16-sided barn at the Pioneer Farm at Mount Vernon.
Mount Vernon Pioneer Farm
The Pioneer Farm on the grounds of Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon Pioneer Farm
The Pioneer Farm on the grounds of Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon Pioneer Farm
The Pioneer Farm on the grounds of Mount Vernon, slave cabin

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