Mount Vernon is owned and maintained in trust for the people of the United States by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, a private organization founded in 1853. Visitors can see 20 structures and 50 acres of gardens as they existed in 1799. The estate also includes a museum, the tombs of George and Martha Washington, Washington’s greenhouse, an outdoor exhibit devoted to American agriculture as practiced by Washington, the nation’s most important memorial to the accomplishments of 18th-century slaves, and a collection which features numerous decorative and domestic artifacts.
Address: P.O. Box 110
Mount Vernon, VA 22121