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Mount Vernon#

mansion of the former plantation
Mount Vernon, May 2013, © Ewald Judt, under CC BY 4.0

Mount Vernon was the plantation house of George Washington, first President of the United States.

After his death in 1799 the estate decayed until in 1858, the house's historical importance was recognized and it was saved from ruin by a philanthropic organization and restored.

Mount Vernon was named a National Historic Landmark in 1960 and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.