JoAnna Magelitz
My son Arlen and I visited Mount Vernon at the end of an epic, two week ‘racecation’ out east. I am currently trying to complete a half marathon in all 50 states. Last summer I completed 6 half marathons, in 6 different states, in 6 days! We began our journey in Central Illinois, then headed to Niagara Falls, Canada. After that we drove through every North East State. I would race in the morning and we would go siteseeing in the afternoon. While in New York City, we stumbled upon the location of Washington’s inauguration. Of all the presidential homes and museums we saw along the way, Mount Vernon was, by far, the most meanful. We are both looking forward to returning some day - I haven’t completed a half marathon in Virginia yet, we will be back for sure! JoAnna Magelitz, 2019
Jennifer Krempin Bridgman
When our foster daughter Aileen lived with us as a teenager, we enjoyed family trips to Mount Vernon and it was a place she would go with friends to enjoy history, fresh air and the scenic views. In fact, we had a family joke back then that Mount Vernon was the perfect high-quality “date” excursion, but only with the most high-quality prospective boyfriend. Fast forward a few years, and Aileen met a great young man who met the standard. She recently returned to Mount Vernon to introduce him, and their beautiful baby boy Miguel, to everything she always loved about Mount Vernon. In a place so rich with tradition, Aileen is now keeping the tradition alive in her own growing family. Jennifer Krempin Bridgman, 2019
Cynthia Brenner
My boyfriend ( now husband) and I visited Mount Vernon with my parents and their good friends for the spring Wine Festival at Mount Vernon in May 2010. We enjoyed picnicking on the lawn overlooking the Potomac River, seeing the mansion by candlelight, and being welcomed to their home by General and Mrs. Washington. Cynthia Brenner, 2010
Lucille Werner
Photo of my mom on our visit in 2016. We love to visit the homes, museums, and final resting places of the Presidents. Lucille Werner, 2016
Susan Ferrera
To celebrate the 4th of July in 2019, we decided to head to Mount Vernon to see the daytime fireworks. Our son was still too young to stay up for evening fireworks, so Mount Vernon was the perfect option for us! We had a slice of the birthday cake, explored the grounds, and enjoyed the show from the mansion's lawn. Pictured: Anthony Ferrara (age 3) and Thomas Ferrara, watching the colorful daytime fireworks over the Potomac, Susan Ferrera, 2019
Julianna Mellott
This is a picture of myself and my husband. I have always been a huge American History nerd and decided on a Virginia road trip for our 2017 vacation. We stopped at several Civil War battlefields but added amount Vernon to the itinerary because we were in the area. I’m so glad we did!! Our favorite part was the view from the porch overlooking the Potomac River! We could have stayed there all day! Julianna Mellott, 2017
Daryl Watson
I've always loved history and as a young girl I once read a Martha Washington biography written for kids and ever since I've just had a big interest in George and Martha. I've always wanted to go and when my husband and I had the opportunity to take an extended weekend trip to D.C. we knew we had to stop by Mount Vernon before heading back for home. It was such a surreal experience walking through the home and the grounds and knowing it was was the real place they lived. Our favorite part was sitting on the back porch with the view of the Potomac and imagining the Washingtons doing the same. I can't wait to return again someday! Daryl Watson, 2014
Jennifer Hegedus
The picture shows my husband and me on our wedding day. Four years before we were married, I attended the Teacher's Institute at Mount Vernon as I teach ELA and History to fifth graders at a middle school in Massachusetts. I absolutely fell in love with George Washington and Mount Vernon as a result. When my husband and I finally decided to get married after 10 years, we chose Mount Vernon Inn as our venue and September 17 (Constitution Day) as our date. We only invited one other couple to witness our nuptials who are our best friends neither of whom had ever been to Mount Vernon. When we finished our cozy ceremony and ate one of the best meals of our lives, we all went into Mount Vernon. While I showed them around, we took pictures on our special day at George Washington's beautiful homestead. It was a day we all will never forget. This picture is not only hanging in our Livingroom, but also in my classroom where every year, my students admire it as they learn about George Washington and celebrate Constitution Day. Thank you for the wonderful memories! Jennifer Hegedus, 2016
Megan Walterscheid
One of the first things we did when we moved to the area last summer was head to Mount Vernon. It was an extremely hot and humid day, so the kids enjoyed the break on the back patio chairs overlooking the Potomac. Megan Walterscheid, 2019To celebrate the 4th of July in 2019, we decided to head to Mount Vernon to see the daytime fireworks. Our son was still too young to stay up for evening fireworks, so Mount Vernon was the perfect option for us! We had a slice of the birthday cake, explored the grounds, and enjoyed the show from the mansion's lawn. Pictured: Anthony Ferrara (age 3) and Thomas Ferrara, watching the colorful daytime fireworks over the Potomac
Valerie Neidigk
My husband travels to DC several times a year for work. Since we homeschool, we usually tag along. We always visit Mount Vernon. We love it so much that we are members. Our family is in the photo. Neidigk Family Back Row Matthew, Daniel; Middle Row Valerie, Simon ; Front Row Megan, Hannah, Ethan, Jason Valerie Neidigk, 2019
Ann Somerset
We've been so grateful to live close enough to Mount Vernon that my children feel like they are practically growing up there. Each season there is something new -- the Colonial Market in the Fall, Aladdin the camel at Christmas, baby lambs in the spring, and the Neighborhood Friends picnic in the summer. They love everything they can learn about "General Washington" and feel strongly about protecting his home. (So do their parents!) We miss it and can't wait until we can come back! Ann Somerset, 2017
Desiree Dickinson
My Mom Pauline Cacciatore on the right with her best friend Diane Smith. I was living in downtown DC at the time and they came up from Florida to visit me and see all the local sights. We had such a great time. My Mom passed away in 2011 and this trip is one of my fondest memories. Desiree Dickinson, 2006
Arlene Kerschner
Mount Vernon Fourth of July celebration. Arlene Kerschner, 2019
Stacee Hawkins
The Washingtons hosted a lovely Spring event featuring the finest winemakers from Virginia. The General teased my husband about his growing beard, and Mrs. Washington gave me some great decorating advice! Stacee Hawkins, 2018
Anne Grossman
This photo was taken during the Sunset Celebration during Memorial Day Weekend 2014. To say that Mount Vernon has a special place in my heart would be an understatement. We have continued to visit Mount Vernon multiple times each year. From being part of the inaugural Mount Vernon 5k/10k. We have run the race every year and even love those hills :). We travel from the Boston area every year to be a part of it. We pick up our race packets and have lunch at the Mt. Vernon Inn Restaurant. Anne Grossman, 2014