I really enjoy visiting DC and hope we come back again. But for now, we have left the Greenbelt Park and moved south. But not very far. George Washington’s Mt. Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens is just south of Washington DC, in Virginia. We stopped for a visit. He wasn’t home.
For the $17 each price of admission we were given a tour of the inside of the house (no photography allowed) and then were free to walk around the grounds all we wanted. There is also a large visitor center and museum. George’s dentures are in a glass case in the visitor center but photography was not allowed. Everything anyone ever wanted to know about George Washington is there in the visitor center.
No indoor plumbing back in the 1700’s. The “Necessary Rooms” were outside. This one was a 3-holer.
By the time we left there the sun was getting low in the sky and right in our eyes as we began looking for a place to stay for the night. There’s still too much traffic here for my liking. We just found the nearest Walmart and will stay here.
- Gasoline Expense: none
- Lodging Expense: none
- Admission/Parking: $34