George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate

If you have ever been to Washington D. C. you know there are so many things to do that it’s hard to choose what to do first. A few years ago we visited there and had a great time but we were only there three days; that just wasn’t enough time.

When I had the opportunity to go back to the area recently I had my list ready of things ready that I wanted to see.

Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon

I went to Mount Vernon on my first trip but I wanted to go back again. It was (and is) at the top of my list when it comes to things to see if you visit Washington D. C. Not only is it fascinating to hear the history of the house and grounds, it’s also one of the prettiest places I’ve ever been. Walking through the house of America’s first president and placing my hand on the banister of the staircase where countless important people in our nation’s history had placed theirs was awe inspiring.

Mount Vernon

February is not the best month to go because nothing is green or blooming but there were no lines or crowds and even though it was cool, it wasn’t miserable outside.

Mount Vernon

This is the view from the front of the house looking to the left. Again, it’s prettier during warmer weather but I can just imagine George and Martha sitting on the front porch, chatting with guests and looking at the river.

Mount Vernon

This tree was planted during George Washington’s life time. Can you imagine how deep the roots are? I look like I’m freezing but I promise it wasn’t that bad. Cold…yes. Freezing….no.

My son and his girlfriend went with me (actually they drove me). My husband had meetings at a business conference so they were nice enough to escort me. I took this shot as we were leaving the estate. I enjoyed their company so much and loved spending time with them.

After we toured the estate we went to eat at the Mount Vernon Inn which is next to a gift shop. When I was there before I bought some Christmas tree ornaments and every year when I hang George and Martha on my tree I think about Mount Vernon. FYI-I wouldn’t recommend eating there. The food was not that great.

Hope you enjoyed my pictures of Mount Vernon. This is part one of a 3 part series. Come back tomorrow to see where we went next!

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Comments

  1. Oh, wow the estate is gorgeous! I can’t fathom living in that much space.

  2. teresak 12 Feb, 2018

    Thanks for commenting GiGi…at one time the estate was 8,000 now it is just 30. I highly recommend visiting there!

  3. I just found your blog!! I am a grandmother too, but I have the privilege of being Grannie Rosie!!

  4. teresak 12 Feb, 2018

    So glad you found us Grannie Rosie! Do subscribe and then join us at our Facebook page where we have lots of discussions and fun!

  5. I would love to visit, looks interesting.

  6. We love Mt. Vernon. We took our kids there when they were little. Though if we were to go again I would go in the fall. It was too hot to go there in the summer and it was crowded.

  7. teresak 13 Feb, 2018

    I understand. We went during the time when the cherry blossoms bloom and it was crowded then. No crowds in February!

  8. teresak 13 Feb, 2018

    It was! Hope you will come back for the rest of the series!

  9. We enjoy visiting historical homes like that!

  10. Wow, so cool and beautiful. What a wonderful place to visit. Thanks for sharing this amazing place. Hope that you have a wonderful week and thanks for hosting.

  11. I love touring historical sites!

  12. I love visiting the sites of Mt. Vernon, thank you for sharing!

  13. A trip to the capitol is definitely on our bucket list and I can’t think of a better place to visit than Mt. Vernon. I am sure that it is spectacular in the spring.

  14. We never made this side trip, and now I want to!
    Mitch

  15. We have never been back at way. There are so many historical places back there, it would be fun to take a trip!

  16. I love visiting historical homes like that!

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  17. That tree is massive! Happy Valentine’s Day =)

  18. Wow! What a fun trip! Glad you got to spend some time with your son and his girlfriend. Maybe next time hubby can come too? I last visited Mount Vernon over 15 years ago and didn’t remember the view from the front porch. (But it was also crazy busy when I went, during the summer, so I don’t remember much.) Thanks for the throwback! Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  19. I’ve never been to Mt. Vernon, but grew up in New Jersey where one of George Washington’s headquarters existed. I loved visiting there.

    Mt. Vernon looks amazing! I LOVE witness trees!

    Thanks for sharing.

  20. I haven’t got a chance to visit this place Nana..love to check it out..

  21. That looks like a great place to visit!

  22. Yes, there is a lot to see in DC. I once did an internship there and had a great summer. I feel like there is still a lot to see in and around. When I was there, we didn’t have a car so we were a bit limited.

  23. teresak 15 Feb, 2018

    I think I could go 6 times a year and still not see everything!

  24. teresak 15 Feb, 2018

    It really was. I will go back again hopefully!

  25. teresak 15 Feb, 2018

    I hope you do go Indah, it is fascinating and beautiful.

  26. teresak 15 Feb, 2018

    How cool for you that you grew up near something historical. I love visiting historical places. I hope you get to go to Mt. Vernon. It’s worth the trip!

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