mount_vernon On this day in 2003, the U.S. Postal Service issues the George Washington Purple Heart postage stamp.
#PurpleHeart #stamps #USPS #GeorgeWashington #history
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mount_vernon "Every post is honorable in which a man can serve his country." –George Washington
Thank you to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. #MemorialDay #military #USA #America #armedforces
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mount_vernon Summer Escape has something for everyone: Craft beer, chocolate martini samples, cider, tea, and wine! Go to mountvernon.org/escape for tickets. #summer #craftbeer #wine #chocolate 18h

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mount_vernon The open windows of the cupola helped create a draft through the Mansion on those hot summer days. #funfacts #summer #history #dove #cupola 1d

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mount_vernon This beautiful versatile dish could have been placed under a teapot or used to hold spoons or serve food. #MountVernon #tea #collections #museum 2d

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mount_vernon On Memorial Day weekend, get 25% off your online purchases at The Shops at Mount Vernon!
#MemorialDay #MountVernon #jam #shopping
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mount_vernon #FunFact: The red on #MountVernon’s roof today was matched to the paint preserved on an original shingle.

#roof #red #shingles
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mount_vernon Anything you can do I can do better…because I’m George Washington.
#FunFriday #hatsoff #president
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mount_vernon Show the world who you want to be elected president this November. Get this button online at The Shops at Mount Vernon.
#GeorgeWashington #election2016 #button #president
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mount_vernon Congratulations to Flora Fraser for winning the 2016 George Washington Book Prize for her book The Washingtons: George and Martha, “Join’d by Friendship, Crown’d by Love." 5d
  •   judyawatson50 Great book!!! Received it as a Christmas present. 5d

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mount_vernon Introducing #MountVernon's upcoming exhibition, Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington's Mount Vernon, -- opening October 1. 5d

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mount_vernon Happy #NationalWineDay! George Washington’s favorite wine was Madeira and in 1768, he requested 150 gallons be shipped to Mount Vernon. 5d

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mount_vernon The Constitutional Convention convenes in Philadelphia on this day in 1787 and George Washington is unanimously elected to serve as president.
#GeorgeWashington #ConstitutionalConvention #theroomwhereithappened
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mount_vernon This pipkin was excavated in an archaeological dig near the kitchen and may be one of several that Washington ordered from England. So what is a pipkin? Pipkins are small earthenware pots and pans used for cooking directly over a fire.
#MountVernon #artifacts #pipkin #kitchen #cooking
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mount_vernon These portraits hanging in the West Parlor include George and Martha Washington, their two grandchildren, and Georges Washington Motier de Lafayette. Young Lafayette’s inclusion here indicates the close ties between the two families.
#MountVernon #GeorgeWashington #portraits #familyisntalwaysblood
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  •   sassymouthphoto Sweet 6d
  •   gensearchdeb I feel like this should be part of the game "Which one of these is not like the other?" Ha! Cool grouping. 6d
  •   rkparker1983 Gorgeous wall colors!! 6d

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mount_vernon Start your Independence Day celebration with a bang on July 2. Tickets now available at mountvernon.org/July2 #MountVernon #Independence #America #fireworks #celebrate 1w

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mount_vernon After all this rain, it’s time for a new saying: April and May showers bring more flowers.

#MountVernon #gardens #rain #flowers #spring #rainraingoaway
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mount_vernon On this day in 1802, Martha Washington passes away in the third floor bedroom she occupied since her husband’s death. She was 70 years old.

#MarthaWashington #MountVernon #RIP #FirstLady
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  •   imheleena Who thought putting Grandma up on the third floor was a good idea? Poor Martha, all those stairs... 1w
  •   lisamcpicfun The stairs are probably the reason she lived to 70. 1w
  •   szoeharris14 She looks tiny -was she a small woman? 1w
  •   mount_vernon @szoeharris14 She was! Martha was about 5 feet tall. 1w

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