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Touring Washington, D.C.

A May 1991 trip to Washington, D.C. by ak1

George Washingtons Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens Photo, Mount Vernon, Virginia More Photos
Quote: I took a trip to Washington, D.C., with my class in grade school. Although that was several years ago, I still remember the unforgettable monuments and historical documents this city had on display.

George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens

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George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens Photo, Mount Vernon, Virginia
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Mount Vernon was the home of George and Martha Washington from the time of their marriage in 1759 to 1799, upon George's death. Washington’s mansion is situated on 500 acres, located on the banks of the Potomac River in Virginia, 16 miles from Washington D.C. The mansion consists of 21 rooms and visitors are not allowed to take pictures inside of the mansion—however, the gift shop does sell postcards of the different rooms. While you are there you can visit the tombs of George and Martha Washington, along with a 4 acre working farm, four gardens that consist of 50 acres, and 20 different structures that existed in 1799. There is also a museum on site with many of General Washingt...Read More

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