In July of 2013 we traveled to Mount Vernon to visit the home and grave site of our Nation's first president, George Washington. Not only is Mount Vernon an awesome location to visit, on the grounds are several burials that most people overlook.
Watch the following video to find out more about all of the burials located at Mount Vernon.
Mount Vernon is located at 3200 Mount Vernon Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121.
Following his death on December 14, 1799, George Washington's remains were placed in a family vault on the hillside overlooking the Potomac River. Washington knew this site would not be tenable for much longer, and stipulated in his will that a new tomb be constructed below his orchard. In 1831, the remains from the old family vault, including those of General and Mrs. Washington, were moved to their current resting place, where tens of millions of visitors have paid their respects to the Father of our Country.
The following are some photos of the old vault where President Washington, and several other family members, were first interred and later moved to the new tomb.
We enjoyed out time at Mount Vernon, and would like to return again some day in the future. There are several tours you can take at different locations of the complex, and experiencing the history and roaming the grounds that was one a major part of Washington's life is a humbling experience. Oh, by-the-way, keep your eyes open while you are there, the General has been known to return to the grounds from time to time.
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