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Built in the mid 1700s, the Mount Vernon Estate was George Washington?s and his wife, Martha?s, residence from when they got married in 1759 to the first president?s demise in 1799. It was originally called the ?Little Hunting Creek Plantation?, taking the name from the Little Hunting Creek that stands nearby. The name Mount Vernon was in honor of Vice Admiral Edward Vernon.

The Mount Vernon Estate is comprised of 500 acres. Inside stands the main house, which is a wooden mansion of neoclassical Georgian architecture, and a couple of outbuildings (horse stables, slave quarters, and the kitchen).

Mount Vernon Estate is open to the public and is operated by the Mount Vernon Ladies? Association. It operates all year-long and has dining and retail amenities for guests, among others.
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