Friday, November 5, 2010

a visit to Mt.Vernon

We visited the home of our first president during a recent homeschooling day. It was a pretty fall day perfect for a field trip.

the house, the kitchen building and the beginning of the tour line. it moved pretty quickly today, and the docents where very informative and we where able to learn lots of interesting tidbits about our first president and his family.

the view of the Potomac River from the back porch I can imagine George and Martha spent many hours here having coffee and entertaining guests.

the back of the home. we where not able to take photos inside the house so just believe me it was just lovely. walking onto stairs that the founding fathers did was just an honor.

The upper gardens and some of the livestock on the farm- this is a working farm btw-.

The wharf, from here Washington's men would catch herring and other fish to feed the family. A home of a slave family, this one housed a slave named Priscilla and her six children.When Washington and Mrs. Washington died their slaves where freed.