Mount Vernon

Christmas at Mt. Vernon, Camel and All


(Photos/Steve Hunt)

Alexandria, VA – Mount Vernon Estate celebrates Christmas the way it was in George Washington’s day, except for themed trees in the Education Center, such as the one enjoyed by Alexandrian Audrey Miller featuring colonial musical instruments. Aladdin, the camel, was authentic. Washington had one brought to Mount Vernon every Christmas for his guests’ pleasure. Decorations in the mansion’s New Room showed the simple style they favored. And the outdoor maze attracted young enthusiasts.

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Marlene Miller

Marlene Miller has lived in, and written about, Mount Vernon for decades. She raised her family here, her two children graduating from area public schools. After retiring from over 16 years of publishing her own newspaper, The Zebra has tempted her back to community journalism

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