Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Home: Washington D.C.
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Mount Vernon, home of George Washington is located in Mount Vernon, Virginia just outside of Washington D.C. Visit the historical site and enjoy a piece of history!
We visited Washington D.C. for spring break and were on the move the entire time! We visited the National Mall downtown D.C., many of the Smithsonian Museums and on our last day, Mount Vernon. This was my most favorite day because it was interactive and outside! It reminded me of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s Home and the Biltmore Estate.
Location: 3200 Mount Vernon Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121
I loved the view from the back of the house! Overlooking the Potomac River and a stellar porch!!
We walked down along the river for a bit to George Washington’s burial site. He was first laid to rest in a smaller tomb because the construction had not been complete on the larger burial site he designed for him and his family. Upon completion, he was moved and is beside his wife Martha.
After the grave site, we walked down further along the river. There you could board a cruise boat for an additional fee, however, we did not have enough time for this 🙁
Next we headed to the farm and were able to have fun with several hands-on experiences!
Salting fish for preserving for later!
Making fishing nets!
The kids had so much fun filling out their informational scavenger hunt packet during our visit at Mount Vernon. I loved the green bench so much, I had to replicate it on a shelf in my house!
Upon completing their packet, at the end of the tour, if you visited with an employee in the gift shop going over your answers, you were given a memorabilia penny!
My most FAVORITE part of the trip (besides admiring the paint colors!! was listening to Mrs. Martha Washington. She was literally incredible! She sat there just talking about all of her years with George as if he was still living. she never broke character and just kept talking and talking and talking. Honestly, it was amazing. I could have sat there all day and just listening to her. She was like the friendly, loving, cookie making grandma that everyone hopes for! Hands down, she was by far, the best employee at Mount Vernon.
Before we wrapped up our trip, we headed into the gorgeous restaurant on site and ate an early dinner that was amazingly good!
Peanut soup, chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, cornmeal pancakes, and breakfast for dinner…I mean, it doesn’t get more southern than that! And it was all delicious!
We’ve been to Mt. Vernon several times, but not recently enough for my kids to remember. We should go again. I’ve been on the cruise on the Potomac. It’s an amazing place! I love the Scripture at the grave– “I am the resurrection and the life….”
ohhh how neat! I bet that was an amazing trip!