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Wordless Wednesday: Mount Vernon

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Restoration on Mount Vernon mansion

Keeping a 250-year-old mansion in pristine shape isn’t easy. Now Mount Vernon is taking things down to scratch. George Washington was a sharp guy in more than beating the British. He wanted the mansion to have a stone look like … Continue reading

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

(Reprinting one of our favorites) 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 … Continue reading

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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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Wordless Wednesday: Life at Mount Vernon

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Wordless Wednesday: Mount Vernon

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George & Martha Washington with grandkids at Mount Vernon

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Wordless Wednesday: Bull at Mount Vernon

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Wordless Wednesday: Roof work at Mount Vernon

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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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Changing of the guard at George Washington’s tomb

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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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