Mount Vernon - 2

Mount Vernon - 2

This is the second and final part of the Mount Vernon tour, home of the first president of the United States, George Washington.

The first part of the tour was mainly about the Mansion, you can click HERE to begin the tour there.

For this, the second part, I want to leave you with pictures of most of the buildings that conform the estate.
Let's begin with the Overseer's Quarters, that first house on the right in the picture below, the mansion is on the left side.

Inside the Overseer's Quarters, in other words the person in charge or running the day to day tasks of the estate during George Washington's extended absences.

The Spinning Room is located on the back of the Overseer's Quarters house.

The Salt House.

The Greenhouse.

The upper garden, one of the most noteworthy Colonial Revival gardens in America, the greenhouse is on the left side on the top left picture below.

This reconstructed building below, holds the Slave quarters and the Shoemaker's Shop.

The Women's Sleeping room is on one end and the Men's is on the other end of the building.

The Shoemaker's Shop is right in the middle.

The Interpretive Center/ Meet Lady Washington -place was closed for the day. Just the outside is very charming.

A few steps away is the Blacksmith Shop...

Where my companion got so interested in the blacksmith's work.

Continuing on the other side of the mansion, the Storehouse / Clerk's Quarters is just steps away from the kitchen.

Close by is the Smoke house and the Paint Cellar.

Continuing down the road, you'll find the Wash House.

Coach House

And the Stable.

The Tomb was a place we didn't want to miss.  George Washington died here at Mount Vernon on December 14, 1799.  His wife Martha and other family members are interred here too.

The Slave Memorial and Burial Ground, a cemetery for slaves and free blacks who worked for the Washington family is marked by a memorial honoring their lives and contributions.

All around, beautiful views!

The Wharf.

 And Finally, the group of students I was glad to chaperon!



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  1. This is such a special place! That greenhouse is so amazing. I really enjoyed the tour! When I saw the sleeping quarters I tried to imagine how many people actually slept there at one point. So much history!

  2. How fun! On my trip to DC/VA with the kids, we didn't have enough time to go there. It looks like so much fun!

  3. I grew up in Southern Maryland and had many opportunities to tour places such as this. It really makes me remember school field trips and history. It is easy to forget all of this went on and this sort of lifestyle that people had so long ago.
    Thanks for the tour!
    Patty Rumaker

  4. What a fun trip Cristina! I'm sure your son was thrilled to have mom along chaperoning. I've been there once, years ago. Hubby and I went before we had any kids. It still looks just the way I remember it. I guess it's probably time we took the kids! Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.


  5. Beautiful pictures, Cristina. What a picture perfect day to be on the Potomac that's for sure. :_

  6. Your photos look like pictures from a magazine! Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!

  7. Cristina yo estuve hace 2 años haciendo el mismo tour de casas por Mont Vernon .. que maravilla!!! de fotos
    cariños y que tengas un lindo fin de semana

  8. Fabulous tour and what a wonderful trip for the kids. Thanks tons for sharing at Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  9. What a magnificent tour! So much wonderful history.

    I have a weekly link party called "Oh, the PLACES I've been!" and I would love to have you link this post. The link goes up at 7 pm on Thursday evenings. Hope to see you there!

    - The Tablescaper

  10. Looks like a very nice trip. Beautiful pictures!
    Eva, Kentish Town


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