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Mount Vernon

Overlooking the Potomac River, this is the estate and burial place of George Washington and Martha Washington.

The mansion and museum contain much of the original furniture. Displays include the bed in which Washington died, his sword, the key to the Bastille presented to him by Marquis de Lafayette and articles belonging to Martha Washington and her granddaughter, Nelly Custis.

Visitors can tour Washington's tomb, gardens and 12 outbuildings.

Call for hours of operation.

Location: George Washington Mem Pkwy, Mount Vernon Virginia 22121 Telephone 703-780-2000

Other History nearby:
'Stonewall' Jackson Shrine
African-American Civil War Memorial
Afro-American Heritage Museum
Arlington National Cemetery
Arts and Industries Building
Beall Dawson House

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