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Mount Vernon - George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens

3200 Mt Vernon Memorial Highway

George Washington oversaw all aspects of the landscape at Mount Vernon. He extensively redesigned the grounds surrounding his home, adopting the less formal, more naturalistic style of 18th century English garden landscape designer Batty Langley. Washington reshaped walks, roads, and lawns; cut vistas through the forest, and planted hundreds of native trees and shrubs. The well-ordered gardens provided food for the Mansion's table and were also pleasing to the eye. Eighteenth-century visitors to Mount Vernon were delighted by bountiful offerings of fresh vegetables and fruits, and reveled in after-dinner walks amongst all manner of opulent flowering plants.


Dennis Garrett

Monday, April 16, 2018
This place was awesome! The history behind the Washington house and farm was really super interesting and quite beautiful (even in a cloudy rainy day). The "exhibit/educational" portion was interesting and informative. You can see pretty much everything in a day, but it will take longer to "get everything"...if that makes sense. There's a restaurant there; didn't eat there so no review of that. There's also a good souvenir shop with lots of cool stuff. Definitely worth the trip!

Brandon DeLallo

Monday, April 9, 2018
The Book of Secrets your was fine, not sure if it's a "must-do" unless you love the movie. The tour guide was great and engaging, however. The house tour was cool, i wish I could have spent more time looking, felt a bit rushed through. For example- things were under repair, why? The basement had renovations, what was going on? The whole plantation is really incredible and a must do. I was fortunate to have had the morning there but wish I could have spent more time in the museum when we got done. Will go back again.

Sam Denzer

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Mount Vernon is a beautiful Manor estate that offers a great look into both the engineering and architectural genius of Washington's mind as well as his agricultural innovation. The walk around the estate is easy and is worth looking at the gardens, different functional buildings of the estate and just to enjoy the view. Great for family trips and anyone interested in history and George Washington. The on estate museum is really informative and intrigues anyone from a casual to devoted history buff. I am definitely going back

Angela Bedoya

Monday, May 14, 2018
We decided to visit Mt. Vernon on a rainy day because it was our last day in town but it didn't disappoint. You can spend the entire day there touring the facilities, walking through the museum and the education center. If you have kids, they will love it as the center also has hands on activities for them. I'd suggest start mid morning, walk the grounds, catch the guided tour of the estate, visit the gardens, and George Washington's vault (tomb). Then head to the restaurant for delicious food and end the day in the education center. Tons of history!

Mary O Ellett

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Mount Vernon was one of my favorite venues on our recent trip to the Washington DC area. Being a student of history and George Washington being one of my most admired studies. Visiting his home was a dream come true. This visit only helped solidify George Washington’s greatness in my eyes. His home, his love of the land, the way he lived an honorable life. Truly inspiring. The museum is very tastefully done. The shops offer items which make your visit more memorable. With plants from the gardens of the revolutionary America period. We didn’t have time to dine at the restaurant of ride the yacht which takes tours on the Potomac. I may have to plan another trip.

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