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Mount Vernon

George Washington's Home, Place of Death, & Gravesite

Mount Vernon viewed from the front lawn.
Mount Vernon viewed from the front lawn.
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The front of the house.
The front of the house.
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Historic Painting of Mount Vernon
Historic Painting of Mount Vernon

The rear of the house.
The rear of the house.
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George Washington's Tomb
George Washington's Tomb
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Mount Vernon Slave Memorial
Mount Vernon Slave Memorial
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3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, Virginia 22309
United States

On This Very Spot in 1743, eleven-year-old George Washington came to live at his half brother Lawrence’s plantation on the Potomac.

On This Very Spot in 1752, Washington inherited the plantation upon his brother's death of tuberculosis in Barbados.

On This Very Spot in 1759, Washington brought his new bride Martha Custis to live. Although Washington was often gone during the Revolutionary War and two terms as president, this remained their home for the rest of their lives.

On This Very Spot on December 14, 1799, Washington died after contracting "quinsy," or acute laryngitis.

On This Very Spot George and Martha Washington were buried. Before his death, Washington developed plans for a new family tomb. In 1831 the new tomb was completed and the remains of the couple and other family members were moved there.

On This Very Spot in 1960 Mount Vernon was added to the National Register of Historic Places (USA) and designated one of many National Historic Landmarks (USA).

Submitted by: Wade Hayes

See also Colonial Virginia and National Park Service (USA).

 
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This spot is a National Landmark administered by the National Park Service (USA). For complete visitor's information, including hours of operation, admission fees, and map & directions, visit the official website at www.mountvernon.org.

Location: On the banks of the Potomac Rive, 16 miles south of Washington D.c.

Nearest Major Airport: Washington Ronald Reagan National

Directions: For maps and directions, visit http://www.mountvernon.org/visit/plan/index.cfm/pid/29/.

Contact Info: P.O.Box 110, Mount Vernon VA 22121




 
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