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Old World Garden Charm at Adamsleigh Showhouse Greensboro

Old World Garden Charm at Adamsleigh Showhouse Greensboro

Mount Vernon Tour: Servants’ Quarters

Mount Vernon Tour: Servants’ Quarters

Small and sparse living quarters housed the many servants and workers that kept Mount Vernon operational. Above a stark minimalist approach to design - a bedroom with the bare minimum required for resting. There was no exquisite ornamentation or decor or richly painted walls like those in the main house (where ...

Mount Vernon Tour: Serving the President & First Lady

Mount Vernon Tour: Serving the President & First Lady

Spinning Wheel and Textile Loom at Mount Vernon. Metal working and Blacksmithing for tools needed to keep Mount Vernon operational. Solo chair carriage for getting around the estate and shown below a more elegant and refined mode of transportation for long distance trips.

Mount Vernon Tour: Nature’s Enchantments & Adorable Farm Animals

Mount Vernon Tour: Nature’s Enchantments & Adorable Farm Animals

Pathway to history. Washington's exquisite and enchanting waterfront retreat at Mount Vernon.Domestic farm animals representative of what President George Washington had on his estate. Rich, vibrant pink-hued fall leaves grace this lovely tree found on the Mount Vernon estate. View from the veranda at Mount Vernon. This sole tree, spreading it's branches across ...

Mount Vernon Tour: Kitchen and Bath

Mount Vernon Tour: Kitchen and Bath

Compared to today's standards for kitchen design, this kitchen would fall quite short. But for the time period in which it was designed and operated Mount Vernon's kitchen was a leader in design. It had a large floor plan, a large cooking area, a well-considered food prep section, smart use ...

Mount Vernon Tour: Home of our Nation’s First President

Mount Vernon Tour: Home of our Nation’s First President

Exterior views of President George Washington's home Mount Vernon. Stately architectural presence of the nation's first president's home. Covered walkways elegantly connect exterior buildings to the main house at Mount Vernon. Serene views along the tree lined path leading to the side entrance to Mount Vernon.