A timeless hero remembered at Mount Vernon, Virginia
A visit to Mount Vernon, just outside Washington, D.C., is full of adventure and discovery as you tour the museum that documents the life of George Washington, and his the estate where he lived and died.
You can spend hours in the galleries and theaters, but it’s not until you walk around the estate, on the same roads and through the same rooms that Washington himself passed, that you begin to get a sense of the real George Washington.
In the museum you can see what Washington looked like when he was a young surveyor and when he was sworn into office as the president. These recreations were done by forensic anthropologists and give the first real look at a Washington of different ages.
Mount Vernon is open seven days a week, every day of the year, including holidays and Christmas.
Mount Vernon is 16 miles south of Washington, D.C. and 8 miles south of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, on the banks of the Potomac River. This is an excellent day trip for those in the Baltimore Washington area.
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