Plan to Visit George Washington's Mount Vernon
If you are going to be in the area of Washington, DC for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, plan to take some extra time and visit the nearby home of George Washington at Mount Vernon. Click on the link to reach the website for all of the information you will need to plan your visit.
Mount Vernon was the plantation house of George Washington, the first President of the United States, and his wife, Martha Dandridge Custis Washington. The estate is situated on the banks of the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia, near Alexandria, across from Prince George's County, Maryland. The Washington family had owned land in the area since the time of Washington's great-grandfather in 1674. In 1739 they embarked on an expansion of the estate that continued under George Washington, who came into possession of the estate in 1754, but did not become its sole owner until 1761.
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121
George Washington's Mount Vernon
This side of the mansion faces the Potomac River.
Photographs by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
Kitchen at George Washington's Mount Vernon
Potomac River View from Mount Vernon