Mount Vernon Journals

Mount Vernon, VA

A May 2005 trip to Mount Vernon by catronma

George Washingtons Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens Photo, Mount Vernon, Virginia More Photos
Quote: Not far from my home at the time of Ft. Belvoir, VA, and only about 10 miles from the south side of DC

George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens

Attraction | "Mount Vernon Park"

George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens Photo, Mount Vernon, Virginia
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This was the plantation of George Washington. The mansion can get crowded, so the earlier in the day, the better for this one. The inside is really interesting, they have tried to keep as much original time period artifacts as possible and have also kept the original wall colors which are nauseating shades of bules and greens, strange to see what things were in style at the time. The rear of the mansion has an expansive sitting porch, garden and grassy area, this is the best spot for a view of the Potomack and for pictures as well. There are tombs of various US dignitaries, a working farm with various animals, docks on the water, and great views. It can be an interesting walk with strollers,...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 17, 2005

George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA 22121
(703) 780-2000

Trails

Attraction

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The trails starts at Mt. Vernon park and goes all the way into Alexandria, you can continue on Alexandria sidewalks all the way into D.C. a total of 16 miles. The path is clearly marked, nearly all paved, and there are parking spots all along the path. This is a beautiful path along the Patomack with views of the river, old and new homes that are sights to see themselves, into Alexandria you would be passing by Old Town and many historic buildings. The only place the path gets a little jumbled, loud, and crowded is next to Regan National Airport. There are many people to be seen along the path, but I never saw it overcrowded. You will find joggers, walkers, rollerbladers, and bikers, along with dogs a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 20, 2007

About the Writer

catronma

catronma
Nixa, Missouri