A visit to Mount Vernon is a walk through time. More than just an interesting historical site, it is set as it would have been back in George Washington’s time. You don’t see the tall buildings of the big city here, rather you will see gardens and fields. and amazing views.
These people, literally on George Washington’s back porch, can see the Potomac River and the hills of Maryland beyond much as our first president and his guests would have seen them, but a visit here is much more than just his old mansion, filled with his possessions.
There are many gardens, formal 18th century English gardens, flower gardens, fruit gardens and vegetable gardens.
There are outbuildings, stables, paddocks, grazing land, slave cabins and you can even go for a walk in the woods. I have many more photos than I could possibly put into one post, and I plan on going there again in the near future for more. They will pop up here from time-to-time and on my other blog, Photo Vistas.
If you’ve never been to Mount Vernon, you don’t need to be history geek like me to have an enjoyable time, all you need is a pair of walking shoes and a little imagination. You can get more information at their website…
Maybe next time I’ll see you there!