Mount Vernon Outbuildings
The area around the mansion provides the opportunity to see Washington's design of a landscape that combined beauty and functionality in a harmonious setting. The outbuildings on the north and south lanes tell the story of plantation life. From dawn until dusk, six days a week, sounds of activity could be heard in these buildings where slaves worked spinning wool and linen, laundering the clothes of the Washington's and hundreds of guests, preparing food, curing meats, shoeing horses and many other jobs that supplied the services and goods necessary to keep a large plantation running.
The many outbuildings of Mount Vernon have been well restored to show life as it was in the late 1700's.
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