From beneath the 90-foot (30-meter) portico of Mount Vernon, visitors can gaze across an expanse of sloping lawn to the ... More
From beneath the 90-foot (30-meter) portico of Mount Vernon, visitors can gaze across an expanse of sloping lawn to the Potomac River as its flows past George Washington's home. Costumed guides narrate the history of the elegant mansion and of the surrounding buildings, which have been preserved to reflect the days when the first president resided here. Visitors are invited to walk around the 500-acre (200-hectare) estate, tour the buildings and participate in the "Hand-on History" exhibits that recreate farming techniques and colonial games.
Incredibly beautiful grounds and building. The staff was very kind and knowledgable. The tour was a little rushed, but it's obviously a busy place. Make sure to see the 16-sided barn and the museum's collection of Presidential china, it's very distinctive.
If you go to Mt Vernon, be sure to leave yourself plenty of time to see everything. The Museum is very interesting, and the grounds are pretty. There is a lot of very educational stuff for kids about farming, the revolutionary war and Washington's life in general.
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