From National Colonial Farm, cross the Potomac to visit Mount Vernon. Referring to his home perched high above the Potomac River, George Washington once said that “no estate in United America is more pleasantly situated than this.” Thanks to the tireless efforts of the Mount Vernon Ladies Association, you can still visit the home of our first president and sit on the famous piazza while wondering at the breathtaking view he knew and loved.
During your visit, wander through the beautiful landscape and nearby gardens. You can also visit the final resting place of George and Martha Washington – a place of international pilgrimage for more than 200 years. Historic outbuildings showcasing various trades from the 18th century, heritage breed farm animals, two museums, a gristmill, distillery and a working farm site are all a part of the experience at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate.