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.
This is where he had beautiful flowers and plants.
Mount Vernon Main House
This is the main house where George Washington lived.
The Animal Farm
This is where the animals were bred and killed. The animals were eaten as food. This area is also where crops were grown.
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.