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The far side of Mount Vernon

I’ve been to Mount Vernon countless times over a half century since growing up across the Potomac River from the mansion. But I’ve only been down to the boat ramp and far crops twice. Yeah, that’s nuts. Nearly all of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Mount Vernon

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Wordless Wednesday: Mount Vernon

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Wordless Wednesday: Mount Vernon

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Wordless Wednesday: George Washington’s first vault

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Wordless Wednesday: Mount Vernon

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George Washington’s whiskey is a little rye, uh dry

After beating the British and serving two terms as our president that included putting down the Whiskey Rebellion, George Washington retired to his home Mount Vernon — to make whiskey. In fact, Washington was the nation’s biggest whiskey maker the … Continue reading

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Changing of the guard at George Washington’s tomb

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George Washington and Purple Heart

There’s a marker just a few yards left to the entrance into Mount Vernon that is often overlooked but a pretty cool remembrance of history. George Washington wasn’t allowed by the Continental Congress to promote Revolutionary War soldiers based on … Continue reading

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George & Martha Washington with grandkids at Mount Vernon

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Mount Vernon tree cut

The spreading pecan tree is no more. A massive tree next to the Mount Vernon mansion was recently cut down. Not because it was diseased, but because the tree threatened to destroy nearby George Washington’s bedroom and office. The risk … Continue reading

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Reaching the top of Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon has opened the third floor as part of its Christmas season so of course I had to go up when taking a group from Florida yesterday. Usually, I meet people at the home’s exit because I’ve seen it … Continue reading

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5+ Questions with Revolutionary War re-enactor Gary O’Brien

You’ve seen them wearing uniforms of so long ago. Sometimes patriots, sometimes opponents. After watching the First  Virginia Regiment as part of the Fourth of July festivities at Mount Vernon on a brutally hot afternoon, I wondered how and why … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Mount Vernon

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Daytime fireworks at Mount Vernon

When hearing Mount Vernon would have fireworks at 1 p.m. on the Fourth of July I had to see them. Daytime fireworks? It was a lot of fun even if the display was a little underwhelming and certainly nothing close … Continue reading

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