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Nov 14, 2013 - The Plantation Home of the First President at Mount Vernon
Have you ever wanted to visit a place where the first president, George Washington used to live? You can have the chance now by visiting the Washington’s plantation estate in Mount Vernon located in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Situated on the banks of Potomac River, the mansion on the estate is a grandiose building made out of wood in a loose Palladian style. Constructed from 1757 to 1778, the mansion was built in stages by George Washington himself. Before it was known as Mount Vernon, this estate was called Little Hunting Creek Plantation. The main house in this estate is flanked by advancing, single-story secondary wings that creates a cour d’honneur. These secondary wings housed servants on the northern side while at the southern side was the kitchen.
Although the houses at Mount Vernon estate declined after a few succession of ownership, the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association restored and saved it from ruin. The rooms have mostly been restored to the same appearance as when George and Martha Washington was living there. These rooms include Washington's study, the West Parlour, the Front Parlour, the kitchen, some bedrooms and two dining rooms. The interior has similar design as the classical exterior of the house. If you would to visit the estate, you would be able to visit Washington’s study where he spent much of his time, using it as a combined bathroom, dressing room and office.
On the estate grounds, you will see many English boxwoods in the gardens. There is a carriage road at the main homestead area with a large bowling green right in the center. On each side of the bowling green lies a garden surrounded by a red brick wall, which are known as the Colonial Revival Gardens where fruits, vegetables and other perishable items were grown to feed the household. There is also an upper garden, a botanical garden, and a museum dedicated to the life and death of George Washington. On the grounds at the lower garden, is where the storehouse, clerk’s quarters, smokehouse, laundry yard, wash house and coach house located. There is also a stable and paddock in the estate, and you can visit the old and new tombs of George Washington and his wife.
There is so much more to see at Mount Vernon. From livestock to pioneer farms, the wharf and Potomac River, Washington’s Distillery and Gristmill, and much more. For some souvenirs, don’t forget to stop by the many shops at Mount Vernon where you can buy unique gifts, reproductions of Mount Vernon treasures as well as guidebooks and the like.