From the Library Collection: A letter from Martha Washington asking if Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, the wife of #AlexanderHamilton , was free for a visit, 1789.⠀ ⠀ "Mrs. Washington presents her compliments to Mrs. Hamilton, and if she's disengaged this Evening, will do herself the pleasure to visit her." #flashbackfriday @hamiltonmusical@gwbooks
#OTD in 1775, Patrick Henry made his most famous speech, one that would resonate for hundreds of years: "I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."
Introducing our newest piglets! 😍🐷
Did you guess correctly from our morning post? It's the Distillery! Starting in April, the Distillery and Gristmill will be open. Learn more www.mountvernon.org/distillery
Can you guess where this is? Hint: It is opening back up in April!
Have you visited Mount Vernon recently? Rain, shine, or snow... the Mansion and estate are beautiful all the time.
This is the central passage, or the entryway into George Washington's home. Visitors who came by carriage through the west front drive were greeted here when they entered the house. On the wall between the doorways, one can see the Key to the Bastille, which was presented to Washington by the Marquis de Lafayette.
Happy #FirstDayOfSpring ! We're waiting for the gardens to bloom... Did you know that George Washington oversaw all aspects of the landscape at Mount Vernon?⠀ ⠀ 📷: Russ Flint
From the Museum Collection: This document shows the amount of land #taxes George Washington accrued on property in Maryland during the Revolutionary War. The recorded taxes from 1779-1782 lists amounts George Washington owed in tobacco, red money, state money or specie. The bottom of the sheet carries the mathematical calculations for exact amounts due.
Thinking about warmer weather and upcoming fun spring events at Mount Vernon #latergram
Fun Fact: Records outlining Martha Washington's shoe purchases from 1759 to 1773 indicate that she bought approximately six pairs of #shoes per year.
Eliza Parke Custis Law (1776-1832), Martha Washington's eldest granddaughter, lovingly preserved this gown with a handwritten note identifying it as "a favorite gown of my dear Grandmother Mrs. Washington." Mrs. Washington possibly wore it when she was the First Lady.