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Wool dyeing at Mount Vernon on the Pioneer Farm. Fascinating!

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Join us on Nov. 4 to celebrate one of the greatest horseman of his age and the father of the American foxhound at Horses & Hounds! Follow the link in our bio for more info 🐎🐶
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#mountvernon #horses #hounds
A hearty fall dish with Germans roots, this 18th-century sausage & apple recipe is as delicious as it is easy 🍏 #HowTo18thCentury
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#mountvernon #recipe #18thCentury #oldrecipe #diy #recipevideo
Today & tomrrow are Fall Harvest Family Days, Trick-or-Treating @Mount_Vernon is next week, and Horses & Hounds is 2 weeks away! Are you visiting @MountVernon for one of our fall festivities? Be sure to tag us using #mountvernon or #mvhalloween for a chance to be featured on our account, and visit mountvernon.org/event for details on our events 🎃
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#fall #harvest #autumn #halloween #visitalexva
Something big is coming to @Mount_Vernon... 👀 Discover our exciting new interactive exhibit coming in February, 2018, #BeWashington, at mountvernon.org/bewashington .
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#potus1 #mountvernon #georgewashington #exhibit #history #americanhistory
Posted: Oct 19, 2017 8:19 PM
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Washington and Rochambeau rendezvous during the Yorktown Campaign, which ended #OnThisDay in 1781. Though more than 7,000 British troops surrendered in Yorktown, the Revolutionary War did not end until 1783 after Washington moved back to New York City, with the Peace of Paris signed by a British government installed largely as a result of Washington's victory.
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Victory at Yorktown, however, brought Washington the increased political clout needed to avert a potential officers' rebellion at Newburgh, conduct the remainder of the war, and after a short retirement to Mount Vernon was the logical choice to oversee the Constitutional Convention and become the first President of the United States.
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#yorktown #americanrevolution #georgewashington #hamilton #rochambeau #revolutionarywar
The Battle of Yorktown: 1781: Monsieur Hamilton & Monsieur Lafayette help lead the Americans to victory in Yorktown, and #OnThisDay in 1781, the world turned upside down when Cornwallis surrendered to Washington.
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#theworldturnedupsidedown #hamilton #yorktown #americanrevolution #georgewashington #history
Get excited about trick-or-treating @Mount_Vernon! Enjoy spook-tacular activities & treats sponsored by Mars Wrigley Confectionery & American Heritage Chocolate on Oct 27 & 28, and share your photos using #MVHalloween! Get tickets now at mountvernon.org/halloween 🎃👻 (Note: colonial costums are not required, but prizes will be awarded for the best George and Martha costumes!)
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#halloween #mountvernon #trickortreat #adorable #costume #colonial
Posted: Oct 18, 2017 12:33 PM
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Washington #WednesdayWisdom in a letter to his niece, Harriet Washington, on October 30, 1791 📜
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@Mount_Vernon update: We've started restoring the Front Parlor of the Mansion! Join Architectural Conservator Steve Stuckey on where we are in the year long process, and learn more about the restoration at mountvernon.org/frontparlor 🏠
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#mountvernon #preservation #restoration #architecture #historical #potus1 #georgewashington
#OnThisDay in 1785, Sculptor Jean Antoine Houdon and his assistants leave @Mount_Vernon, headed back to France, where he will make this full-length marble statue of George Washington.
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When the Marquis de Lafayette saw this statue he said, "That is the man himself." Today is still stands on the spot it was originally placed in 1796: the rotunda of the Capitol in Richmond, VA.
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#potus1 #geogewashington #statue #art #houdon #mountvernon #otd
It's not often we receive royal visitors @Mount_Vernon 👑 but today we had the privilege of welcoming Prince Constantijn & Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands & their family! Thank you for taking the time to tour Washington's beloved home, he would have been delighted to meet you all.
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#mountvernon #princeconstantijn #netherlands #prince #princess #royalty #royalvacation
Posted: Oct 16, 2017 10:45 AM
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Imagine Washington walking down the streets of Philadelphia, checking this watch and making sure he was right on time ⏱
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George Washington purchased several gold watches during his lifetime to assist him with keeping proper time. This watch - possibly purchased at Ephraim Clark's shop on Second Street in Philadelphia - admirably suited Washington's preference for well-crafted, neat and plain pieces.
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George Washington Parke Custis writes, "So punctual a man delighted in always having about him a good timekeeper. In Philadelphia, the first president regularly walked up to his watchmaker's (Clarke, in Second street) to compare his watch with the regulator."
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#MuseumMonday #potus1 #georgewashington #pocketwatch #museum #watch #collections
Posted: Oct 15, 2017 10:56 PM
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#OnThisDay in 1789, George Washington set out from New York to begin his tour of New England.
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From October 15 to November 13, 1789, Washington travelled to nearly 60 towns starting from New York City, then the capital of the United States, through Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. .
From Washington’s perspective, it was a fact-finding and promotional tour; from the perspective of the people he visited, it was both a chance to celebrate and to advise their new president.
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Posted: Oct 15, 2017 2:44 PM
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#OnThisDay in 1785 Martha Washington’s favorite niece, Frances (Fanny) Bassett, marries George Washington’s favorite nephew, George Augustine Washington, at @Mount_Vernon.
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Bassett was very much a second daughter to Martha Washington whose daughter Patsy had died in 1773 at the young age of seventeen. When Fanny's mother died in 1777, Martha offered to take Fanny into the Washington household. She started living at Mount Vernon on a regular basis in the mid-1780s, and soon won the heart of George Augustine Washington. .
The couple made their home at Mount Vernon where they raised several children and helped George and Martha Washington manage the plantation and entertain the hundreds of guests who came to visit each year.
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#mountvernon #otd #history #potus1 #georgewashington #marthawashington
🍁🎃 + 🐎🐶 + 🏡 + 📖 = 🆓
Attend Fall Harvest Family Days, Horses & Hounds, & other select events throughout the year & visit @Mount_Vernon for FREE anytime of the year, get priority ticketing, plus a free guidebook & subscription to the Mount Vernon magazine all while preserving George Washington's home when you become a #MountVernon member today at mountvernon.org
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Candles were an everyday staple in the 18th century. Watch how they were made then, and how you can make your own now 🕯 #HowTo18thCentury
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#mountvernon #candle #candlemaking #diy #18thcentury #history
Another tough choice, but our caption winner is @kai1527! Runners up include @emilyvrob's "ok, which one of you filled in my sudoku?" @patriciapxm's "He’s right behind me, isn’t he?" and @zkinslow95's "You didn't wear black today. You can't sit with us." See all the other creative captions in yesterday's post, and thanks to everyone for participating in our #FundayFriday meme!
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#mountvernon #potus1 #georgewashington #friyay #meme #historymeme
Have you ever wondered who maintains the magnificent gardens @Mount_Vernon? We have 6 full time gardeners like Leslie Bird, our Historic Gardens and Landscape Manager, plus 3 part-time gardeners, as well as volunteers & seasonal employees. Not only do they make sure the gardens are immaculate for your visit, but they are constantly researching and making sure the gardens are as close to what Washington's gardens would have looked like over 200 years ago 🌷🌱🌸Have you visited the gardens at Mount Vernon?
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#garden #potus1 #gardener #mountvernon #georgewashington #greenhouse #historicgardens
Posted: Oct 12, 2017 8:25 PM
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Time for another caption contest! Caption this painting for tomorrow's #FundayFriday meme ✏️
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#meme #caption #captioncontest #contest #potus1 #georgewashington