Another breathtaking ground is Mount Vernon. Home to the first President of the United States, George Washington, the 500-acre estate rests peacefully on the Potomac River.
George Washington was a highly involved man in American history, both politically and militarily.
He was Commander in Chief during the Revolutionary War and fought bravely against the British to lead us into victory.
The land of Mount Vernon had been in the family since 1674, but it wasn’t until 1774 that Washington made the house his own by adding a north and south wing to his father’s original modest design.
It took 20 years to finish the vision he had for Mount Vernon, and it is truly a sight to be seen. Washington lived there with his wife Martha until her death in 1799.
When touring the grounds, you can admire George Washington’s architectural vision, tour inside his home, and see the tomb where both he and Martha are buried.