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Mount Vernon. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Mount Vernon Once Again Offering George Washington’s Brandy

Mount Vernon is once again offering bottles of peach brandy made and distilled just as it would have been in the first president’s time.



FedEx Truck Hits 6-Year-Old Boy in Fairfax County

A 6-year-old northern Virginia boy is in critical condition after being hit by a FedEx truck.


Imitator William Sommerfield, who dresses as General George Washington, waits to greet visitors in Mount Vernon, Va.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

D.C. Area Takes Part in Presidents’ Day Celebrations

George Washington’s home is getting ready for the Presidents’ Day holiday.



Guide to a Three-Day Weekend in Old Town Alexandria

Alexandria is a charming colonial city on the border of DC with more than enough options for mini vacations and much-needed getaways that aren’t too far from home.


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National Cathedral Wins Preservation Funds Contest

Washington National Cathedral and George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate have both won $100,000 grants among 24 sites around the nation’s capital competing for historic preservation funds.


Barrels full of  freshly produced whiskey are lined up at the George Washington Distillery in Mount Vernon. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Mount Vernon to Sell Whiskey Using Washington’s Original Recipe

Rye whiskey using George Washington’s own recipe will soon go on sale at the first president’s Mount Vernon estate in Virginia.


U.S. President George Washington's personally annotated copy of the Acts of Congress. (Credit: Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Washington’s Constitution to Tour US Libraries

George Washington’s personal copy of the Constitution is going on tour to visit presidential libraries across the country.


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Washington’s Mount Vernon Home Free For Presidents Day

George Washington’s former home in Virginia is free to visitors on his birthday.


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Items From George Washington’s Inauguration On View at Mount Vernon

eorge Washington’s Mount Vernon estate in Virginia is displaying items from the first presidential inauguration ahead of President Barack Obama’s swearing-in.


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Last Weekend to See Pardoned Turkeys at Mount Vernon

It’s the last weekend to see the turkeys President Barack Obama pardoned before Thanksgiving.