George Washington’s Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, VA)

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Mount Vernon, April 2016

– Revolutionary War Series –

George Washington—Revolutionary War hero, the first US president, and…farmer and gardener? Mount Vernon celebrates the life of America’s most well-renowned founding father, with a focus on his dealings at home: in the privacy of his majestic estate on the banks of the Potomac River, where he raised livestock and grew corn and tobacco, owned slaves, kept well-manicured gardens, and entertained guests. Visitors can now tour Washington’s longtime home—for a premium price of $20 per head—about 30-40 minutes south of the capital city that bears his name. The following photos provide a taste of Washington’s luxurious land with a view.

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Gardens and slave quarters at Washington’s Mount Vernon

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Washington’s mansion at Mount Vernon, built in 1735 by George’s father Augustine

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Excellent view of the Potomac from Mount Vernon

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George Washington’s tomb

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Last look at Mount Vernon

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