Mount Vernon

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by VanessaK on May 16, 2007

Our day at Mount Vernon was cool and windy. The house sits atop the hill, so we were quite chilled. Of course, it was January. This time of year is the off-season for tourists so we were two of about 75 people on the grounds. The price is about $11-$12 per adult which pays for the home tour, grounds, tomb, and museums. The home tour was very educational in that the home was built on numerous times and contained some original furnishing from Washington himself. His bedroom and study were my favorite because the books were those he used in his business. You can also visit the gardens and stables. Mount Vernon is still a working farm, so you will see farm animals and people working in the fields. Also, visit the tomb of George and Martha. Not very interesting but is fun to be that close to someone so great.

A must see is the front of the house and the chairs facing the Potomac river. It is just as it was when George himself watched the river after a hard day. If anything, the tour of Mount Vernon is awe-inspiring just to be where those great men once roamed.

Don't forget to see the museums. Of course, see the teeth but more fun, was the interactive museum containing facts about George as a spy, a husband, and a Christian. I have to say, the museum was my favorite.
George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA, 22121
(703) 780-2000

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