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Saving Mount Vernon

  • 625 N. Washington Street Alexandria, Virginia

When Mount Vernon was falling into ruin in the mid-1850s, a courageous group of women came to its rescue. Through their valiant efforts, the estate stayed safe and even welcomed visitors as Civil War battles raged nearby. During this 60-minute tour, learn about the heroics of the estate’s early caretakers and admire the results of their remarkable preservation efforts.

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