#OTD George Washington agrees to take part of the Forbes Expedition to take Fort Duquesne, 1758. This expedition was the third attempt by Virginia Colonel George Washington to capture Fort Duquesne from the French. Located in present-day Pittsburgh, PA, the fort served as a staging area for the French to conduct raids on British settlements during the Seven Years’ War (1756-63).
OTD George Washington agrees to take part of the Forbes Expedition to

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Happy Birthday to William Shakespeare! George Washington was a fan of the theater. He saw Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Julius Caesar, and Hamlet.
Happy Birthday to William Shakespeare George Washington was a fan of the

George Washington at the Theater

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Keith G. Kondrich
#OTD Washington issues the Proclamation of Neutrality, 1793.
OTD Washington issues the Proclamation of Neutrality 1793
Happy Earth Day! Did you know that George Washington took measures to protect the forest around his home, Mount Vernon? Wood was used often on the estate, and to avoid cutting down trees when possible, he would try to make fences out of trees that fell in the forest naturally. In 1794 he stated, "the idea of getting rails [for fences] out of the dead, and decaying timber, I much approve, for...
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#DidYouKnow that Martha Washington was married once before she married George Washington? Learn more about her life with out interactive timeline.
DidYouKnow that Martha Washington was married once before she married George Washington

Martha Washington Timeline

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George Washington was also an inventor. Once he started to grow wheat, he faced the challenge of separating the wheat berry from the top of the wheat stalk. His invention was a two story, sixteen-sided barn. Horses were led up the ramp and immediately put into a trot over the wheat for 30-45 minutes. The horses’ hooves would have knocked 90% of the seed from the top of the stalk and down...
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Treading Barn

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Elena Pelletier
Cynde Sears
Have you savored the flavors of early America at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant? Taste our dishes like Homemade Skillet Cornbread, Colonial Hoecakes, & The Inn's Famous Virginia Peanut and Chestnut Soup.
Have you savored the flavors of early America at the Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant

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Brenda Seabrooke
Matt Van Horn
David Hanlon
#TBT Mount Vernon's central passage as it appeared in 1933.
TBT Mount Vernon's central passage as it appeared in 1933
D. Scott VanHorn
Tino Garcia Torres
Roseline Arab
Congrats and welcome Museum of the American Revolution! Check it out in Philadelphia- HUZZAH!
Congrats and welcome Museum of the American Revolution Check it out in Philadelphia HUZZAH

Homepage | Museum of the American Revolution

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Edward Skelly
Stephen Simpson
#OTD the first battle of the Revolutionary War occurs at Lexington and Concord, MA, 1775. George Washington was not present at the battle.
OTD the first battle of the Revolutionary War occurs at Lexington and
Allan Marcotte
Neil Eifert
Silem Baya
Following aristocratic British practice, George Washington fenced off 18 acres on the slope, between the Mansion and the Potomac River, to serve as “a paddock for deer” or deer park. To guests visiting Mount Vernon, it would have created the illusion that the deer were roaming wild.
Following aristocratic British practice George Washington fenced off 18 acres on the

A Paddock for Deer

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Vicki Nelson-Flores
Marilyn Bachman
Bradley Cavedo
Tuesday Trivia! How many cannons did the Continental Army bring across the Delaware River during the famous crossing?
Tuesday Trivia How many cannons did the Continental Army bring across the
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Helen Taylor
Kathy Surles
Before you visit, make sure to download the Mount Vernon App. It has great features for your visit, like audio tours, maps, scavenger hunt, a quiz, and a plant finder.
Before you visit make sure to download the Mount Vernon App It

The Mount Vernon App

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Carrie Whiteley
Katherine Marshall Eastman
Rule #1 from the 110 Rules of Civility that a 16-year-old George Washington transcribed: "Every Action done in Company, ought to be with Some Sign of Respect, to those that are Present."
Rule 1 from the 110 Rules of Civility that a 16yearold George

The Rules of Civility

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Helen Taylor
Judith Barrett
Susan Cohen
#OTD George Washington leaves Mount Vernon to become the first President of the United States, 1789.
OTD George Washington leaves Mount Vernon to become the first President of

The First President

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Cindy Kelley Baran
Wendy Galloway
Marti Knox
Happy Easter! George and Martha Washington would often attend services before coming home for an Easter dinner. Did you know, the Easter Bunny only became more prevalent and popular in the 19th century.
Happy Easter George and Martha Washington would often attend services before coming
Elena Pelletier
Missy Donovan
Sally Tervis
This is a banyan owned and worn by George Washington during the warm Virginia summer months, when lightweight fabrics were preferable. Banyans are loose robes that were worn over a gentleman's shirt, waistcoat, and breeches in his own home. They were made using a variety of imported textiles, from cotton and wool to heavily brocaded silks.
This is a banyan owned and worn by George Washington during the

George Washington's Banyan

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Heather Hannah Knopp
Emily Hemphill
Rick Torrance
#OTD Congress ratifies a preliminary peace treaty to end Revolutionary War, 1783.
OTD Congress ratifies a preliminary peace treaty to end Revolutionary War 1783
Who was the "Indispensable Man" presiding over the Constitutional Convention during the sweltering summer of 1787?
Who was the Indispensable Man presiding over the Constitutional Convention during the

Presiding Over the Constitutional Convention

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Ronald Andrea
Lori Gibson
Marina Scott
One million visitors come to the Mansion from all over the world each year. They learn about George Washington, the American Revolution, and Mount Vernon.
One million visitors come to the Mansion from all over the world

Learn About The Mansion

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Robert Holden
Mark Wilson
Judith Keely