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Mt Vernon Travel in Virginia

We spent a wonderful day during the Holidays at Mt Vernon, which is the estate of George & Martha Washington located just outside Washington, DC.

Besides the obvious educational elements of learning about Washington’s early life, war battles and presidency, there were some surprising conservation activities as well.  We hiked the forest trail to learn about the surrounding wilderness of the estate, toured the exhibition farm to understand the “new-age” farming methods of the day, and explored the gardens, nursery and greenhouse to appreciate his experiments with seeds and plants.  George Washington’s example of sustainability and resourcefulness is all around the estate and well worth a visit.


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