Sixteen miles south of Washington, DC is George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens. It is the nation's oldest historic preservation project. The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association purchased the mansion and 200 acres of the estate in 1858. The Association receives absolutely no tax dollars nor grants from federal, state, or local government. Their mission is to preserve, restore and manage the estate to the highest standards and to educate visitors about the life and legacies of George Washington, so that his example of character and leadership will continue to inform and inspire future generations.
Mt. Vernon was really cool. You could try pulling wool, or making a bucket. And you could play 'the corn cob game'. For the animals here they had cows, chickens, horses, pigs, and lots of sheep. People were using the mules to plow the fields.
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