George Washington's Mount Vernon
Trip Start Mar 10, 2013
2Trip End Mar 15, 2013
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The restaurant itself was very nice
After lunch we purchased our tickets to take the tour of the estate. The ticket booth and the location of where you start your tour was somewhat difficult to find. The 30 different field trips didn't help the situation. There were hundreds of little kindergartners running around, playing with those cork guns that are equipped with pop off mechanisms and the most annoying sound in the world. It's the sound that makes you just want to grab the toy out of their hands and snap it in half.
After making it past the Kindergarten Revolutionary War, we finally found the ticket booth and purchased our passes to roam George's old stomping grounds for the day. The passes included total access to the estate and a time slot, which determined when you could tour the mansion. Inside the mansion, they displayed multiple rooms in which significant historical figures sat down to speak with George. It also displayed his bedroom and the very bed in which he passed. His room was arranged closely to how they believed it was at the time. Unfortunately, I could not take pictures inside the mansion, which was very understandable. I did however take multiple pictures of various outer buildings, which included slave quarters, the kitchen, storehouse/clerks quarters, the smokehouse, the wash house, the coach house and stables, and George Washington's tomb.
I highly recommend visiting George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate if you have the chance.