George Washington acquired Mount Vernon in 1754 and spent the next 45 years of his life expanding the estate to reflect his status. He lived here after he resigned as President. The mansion has been renovated and maintained to look as it did in 1799. And has a large collection of furniture and decoration owned by the Washington family.
The gardens and grounds contain many other buildings such as slave quarters and blacksmiths. There are also beautiful gardens around the mansion and farming areas with livestock. Visitors can also see the Washington’s burial tomb and a memorial to slavery.