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Mount Vernon, George Washington's 8,000-acre plantation on the banks of
the Potomac River, is the most popular historic estate in America.
Located 16 miles south of Washington, D.C., it has seen nearly 80 million
visitors since it was opened to the public in 1860. The
independently-run estate offers several opportunities for insight into
life as it would have been for Washington, his family, and his
staff. The "George Washington: Pioneer Farmer" exhibit,
especially popular with children, is a 4-acre farm demonstrating how
Washington would have run his plantation. The Donald W. Reynolds
Museum and Education Center and the Ford Orientation Center offer
theaters and galleries detailing Washington's life.
Mount Vernon, Virginia
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Mount Vernon - George Washington's Plantation