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Alexandria’s African American History

Telling the Whole Story By Glenda C. Booth The white brick building at 315 Cameron Street was a thriving oyster house from 1803 to 1824, attracting...

A Dog-Friendly Walk Through George Washington’s Mount Vernon

By Karen Johnson, PawsGoOn Saturday mornings in May and October, Mount Vernon offers a special walking tour for dog owners and their BFFs (Best...

New Digital Experience Gives Visitors a Chance to “Be Washington”

 Cutting-Edge Interactive Experience Puts You into the Boots of General or President WashingtonMOUNT VERNON, VA— George Washington’s Mount Vernon will introduce a new first-person...

Mount Vernon Unveils New 4-D Film and Renovated Theater

 New Movie and Technology Provides Guests with a Front Row Seat to the Revolutionary War’s Key BattlesMOUNT VERNON, VA – George Washington’s Mount...

Mount Vernon’s Blue Room Reopens October 7

Seven-month restoration finally finishedThe Blue Room in the Mount Vernon Mansion will reopen October 7, marking the completion of a major seven-month restoration. Guided...

Rediscovering the Furnishings of Mount Vernon’s Front Parlor

Previously Unknown Ledger is Treasure Trove of Information--Lecture by Adam T. Erby, Associate Curator at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Tuesday, October 3.In September 2013, Mount...

Alexandria Students Participate in Constitution Week

On September 12, 2016, Alexandria’s Mayor Allison Silberberg signed the official Proclamation Commemorating Constitution Week, September 17 – 23, 2016, in Council Chambers at...

A Brief Glimpse of Alexandria History: Burke & Herbert Bank

By Kris GilbertsonWhen John W. Burke, 27, and Arthur Herbert, 23, opened the Burke & Herbert Banking & Exchange Office on August 14, 1852,...

George Washington Loans His Art Yet Again

After more than half a century of delighting millions of visitors touring George Washington’s mansion, two of the first president’s landscape paintings by British...