Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon

What Mount Vernon looks like

This famous spot is in Virginia ,right along the Potomac River. On the whopping 400 acres of land, many interesting historical sites can be seen. For example, the house that George Washington lived in with his family is found here. Also on this site are the graves of George Washington and his wife. There is also a beautiful garden, some crops, and a maze made out of shrubs. In addition, some farm animals including sheep and chickens are at Mt. Vernon. Slave quarters are located not far from the main house. Visiting Mount Vernon can be an informative experience.

What the house looks like

The main house that George Washington lived in is not symmetrical because they built the staircase inside the house. Also, the house looks like it is made of stone, but it is made of yellow pine siding.
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History of Mount Vernon

Mt. Vernon has very rich history. It was the place George Washington lived and served his presidency from there. In 1674, John Washington (the great-grandfather of President Washington), and his friend Nicholas Spencer came into possession of the land from which Mount Vernon plantation would be carved, originally known by its Indian name of Epse Wasson.The successful patent on the acreage was due largely to Spencer, who acted as agent for his cousin Thomas Colepeper, 2nd Baron Colepeper, the English landowner who controlled the Northern Neck of Virginia, in which the tract lay.

the impact that mount Vernon has on the community today

Mount Vernon has special features that people today would be interested in. For instance, America’s first president lived there. It also shows how people lived back in the 1700’s. The museum located there has artifacts from that time period. A film found in the visitor’s center, gives people historical background. People who visit here will find this place very interesting.

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George Washington's dentures are in the museum.

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The pardoned turkey is there.

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There is also a camel there.