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Mount Vernon

Owned and operated by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association since 1858, the home and grounds at Mount Vernon were home to George Washington for over 45 years. While the site contains ample information for those planning to visit the home in person, there are several nice online features here for persons who cannot make the trip. The Mansion Tour is one such feature, as it allows visitors to the site to take a virtual tour of the home's three floors. Navigating through the floors, visitors can click on such rooms as the Master Bedroom (where Washington himself died in 1799) and read a brief discussion of the room's use and importance, along with viewing additional objects that were part of the room's decor, such as portraits and a mantel clock. The Educational Resources section of the site contains a biographical portrait of Washington, along with an online quiz. Information on the various archaeological digs on the site is available, as is a frequently asked questions section, which dispels various popular myths about the late president, such as the belief that he wore wooden teeth or that he chopped down a cherry tree.
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