Mount Vernon

7 mi. S of Alexandria on George Washington Memorial Pkwy., Alexandria, Virginia

Photos 

Mount Vernon

7. VIEW FROM THE NORTHWEST, SHOWING GATES IN FOREGROUND AND HOUSE AT REAR ACROSS GROUNDS

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Street Views 

Description 

Originally home of Augustine Washington, George Washington's father, it became the first president's home from 1754 until his death in 1799. Became the object of America's first successful nationwide preservation effort when restored by the Mount Vernon Ladies Association of the Union in 1858. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS VA-505)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000833
Architectural style
Georgian
Areas of significance
Military; Politics/Government
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1750-1799
Significant years
1752; 1799
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 6
Non-contributing buildings: 1

Update Log 

  • April 17, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • July 22, 2014: New photos from Michael Miller
  • May 23, 2011: New photos from James Baughn
  • February 20, 2011: New photos from Bill Eichelberger

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