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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1735/00/00 Augustine Washington Home Augustine Washington builds a one and one-half story farmhouse
1754/00/00 George Washington Home George Washington acquires Mount Vernon
1784/00/00 Tobias Lear Employee Benjamin Lincoln, family friend of the Lears and the Washingtons, recommends Lear as tutor to Martha's grandchildren and secretary to the President.
1784/00/00 Benjamin Lincoln Advisor Benjamin Lincoln, family friend of the Lears and the Washingtons, recommends Lear as tutor to Martha's grandchildren and secretary to the President.
1789/04/14 George Washington President Secretary of Congress Charles Thomson arrives at Mount Vernon with John Langdon's announcement, Washington writes a formal letter of acceptance. Inauguration of the first President of the United States
1789/04/16 George Washington President General Washington leaves Mount Vernon and heads to New York City. Inauguration of the first President of the United States
1790/00/00 Marquis de Lafayette Life Gilbert du Motier sends the key to the Bastille, the notorious French prison, to George Washington. It is on display at Mt Vernon.
1798/00/00 George Washington Architect George Washington enlarges Mount Vernon into a 21 room mansion, 1754 to 1798
1799/12/14 Tobias Lear Washington's Secretary Washington tells Lear, "Do you arrange and record all my late military letters and papers. Arrange my accounts and settle my books, as you know more about them than anyone else, and let Mr Rawlins finish recording my other letters which he has begun." Death of George Washington
1799/12/14 Martha Washington Wife George has Martha bring his two wills from his study. After reviewing, Washington selects one and Martha burns the other. Death of George Washington
1799/12/14 Gustavus Richard Brown Doctor Lear sends for a second doctor, Dr Gustavus Brown of Port Tobacco who was known for his moderate treatments. Death of George Washington
1799/12/14 George Washington Died Attended by his wife who sat at the foot of the bed, Dr Craik and Tobias Lear, housemaids Caroline, Molly and Charlotte, and his valet Christopher Sheels, George Washington dies of acute epiglottitis in his bedchamber at Mount Vernon. Death of George Washington
1799/12/14 James Craik Doctor Dr Craik examines Washington and, in an attempt to balance the humors in Washington's body, induces a blister on his throat. Craik also bleeds Washington a second time and prescribes a mixture of vinegar and sage tea for gargling. Death of George Washington
1799/12/18 George Washington Memoriam George Washington is interred in a private manner, without parade, or funeral Oration during a Masonic burial at Mount Vernon. Death of George Washington
1802/00/00 Bushrod Washington Home Bushrod Washington inherits Mount Vernon
1824/10/17 Marquis de Lafayette Guest of Honor Lafayette visits Mount Vernon and the tombs of George Washington and George Washington Parke Custis. Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/08/00 Marquis de Lafayette Guest of Honor Gilbert du Motier's company returns to Mount Vernon. Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1830/00/00 John Augustine Washington II Home John Augustine Washington II inherits Mr Vernon
1835/06/26 John Augustine Washington II Died John Augustine Washington II dies at in Mt Vernon, Virginia
1860/00/00 John Augustine Washington III Owner Mount Vernon Ladies' Association buys Mt Vernon mansion and 200 acres from John Augustine Washington III for $200,000.
1939/06/09 King George VI With the grounds closed to the public, King George VI, a direct descendant of George III, lays a wreath upon Washington's sarcophagus. After the solemn presentation, the royal party are escorted through the Mansion and gardens. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Visit America

Places

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PlaceAsNotedInType
George Washington's Distillery and Gristmill
  • NRHP

Data »

Particulars for Mount Vernon:
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Georgian
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private
Historic Use Secondary structure
Historic Use Single dwelling



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000833
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Washington,George
Architectural Style: Georgian
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Military, Politics-government
Applicable Criteria: Person
Period of Significance: 1750-1799
Significant Year: 1752, 1799
Associated People: Washington,George
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling, Secondary structure
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

Creative Works »

WorkTypeAsNotedInCreatorNote
Cinnabar: The One O'Clock Fox Book Marguerite Henry "Cinnabar: The One O'Clock Fox" is set at Mount Vernon, one day in April.

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