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
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
Frank Shoemaker
I came the Mount Vernon last November for the George Washington Symposium. As luck had it, that coincided with the early morning photo shoot. This is a composite of several images to show the star trails. The sky is lightening in the east behind the mansion as the dawn comes on. Frank Shoemaker, 2019
Daniel Evans
I visited twice last year. This picture is my first visit and I wanted to make sure I got a photo with The General. The mansion, the view, the history is surreal. There is no place like Mount Vernon. The museum is top of the line. The life models of GW as a surveyor, a general and then as POTUS are just excellent. I will be back this year at least once. Make sure you go pay your respects to The General at Washington’s Tomb if you visit. And also watch Mount Vernon on Facebook Live during the shutdown. Thanks! Daniel Evans, 2019
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
Diana Mancini
I am a member of Mt. Vernon and go often, all year, to walk the grounds and take part in their activities. This was taken at one of "Mrs. Washington's" lectures. Diana Mancini, 2018
Julie Davidson
We miss our visits to Mount Vernon. We had such a wonderful time at the Halloween celebration last year. We look forward to visiting in the future. Julie Davidson, 2019
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
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
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
Andrea Burton
I brought my grandma to Mount Vernon in July 2007 because she had never been. It was a very hot, very busy day...look at how we are glistening! She passed away in August 2019, and exploring Mount Vernon together, just the two of us, remains one of my favorite memories of her. Andrea Burton, 2007
Pamela LaRowe
My son and I share the love for history and George Washington. We went the day before Presidents Day and enjoyed the museum, mansion, and touring the grounds. We love Mount Vernon and can understand why George Washington loved it so much! Pamela LaRowe, 2020
Sonia Elossais
This was during Revolutionary War Weekend 2017- it was actually my third trip to Mt. Vernon, I have been there four times total, all during the semester I spent in DC that Spring. It was beautiful, every history lover’s dream: the times and people that only seemed to reside in history books all came to life before me as if I had gone back in time. And there he was: George Washington, welcoming us to his home, and telling us about the Revolutionary War from his own perspective. I never fully understood what drew Washington away from public life and back to Mt. Vernon until I stood on the piazza and looked out onto the Potomac. It was so peaceful. I get chills and every time I think about it, I can’t seem to wrap my head around the idea that I set foot in the same place the Washington family called home, in addition to being a place which has been traversed by so many great individuals throughout history. Sonia Elossais, 2017
Heather McKenzie
My daughter Lorelai is in this picture in front of the main house at Mount Vernon. This was her first time to Mount Vernon, this was my 4th time visiting because I love it there so much. So much had changed and was improved from the last time I had visited about 20 years ago. We had a great time this day exploring the grounds while listening to the audio tour. It was a great sunny day. We had a delicious lunch at the inn where Lorelai was adventurous and ordered the peanut soup. One of the highlights was visiting with Martha Washington, she was so charismatic and told such interesting stories. The estate and grounds are so picturesque, especially the view of the Potomac and the porch where we sat and took many more photos. Heather McKenzie, 2020