George Washington included four octagonal structures that added both practical and decorative touches to the gardens as part of his plan for the up...View full details
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The Washington family coat of arms is surmounted by a "flying griffin", a mythological creature that was featured on the family crest for generatio...View full details
The Mount Vernon Collection contains needlepoint cushions made by Martha Washington over a period of thirty-six years. Mrs. Washington's shell patt...View full details
The pineapple was the colonial symbol for hospitality and General Washington's favorite fruit. Washington admitted that while the pear was "general...View full details
"No estate in United America is more pleasantly situated than this," wrote George Washington in 1790, and in 200 years, no home in America has surp...View full details