Mount Vernon

A roundup of don’t-miss happenings around the state. more

Sep 8, 2016 12:00 AM The Daily Post

Mount Vernon humanizes the father of our country. more


Our guide to events at Monticello, Mount Vernon and Montpelier is sure to please any POTUS. more

Feb 2, 2015 2:05 PM


Catriona Tudor Erler

For years, researchers have been studying Mount Vernon’s Upper Garden, trying to crack a mystery: what plants and flowers did George and Martha Washington plant there in the 1790s? more

Sep 25, 2014 8:28 AM Home


Roger Foley

A couple in Leesburg drew inspiration from some of Virginia’s finest 18th-century gardens to create a hidden paradise and win a longstanding battle with some very determined deer. more

May 1, 2012 12:04 PM Home

The Lady of Belvoir

Tyler Darden

George Washington would not have become the man he was without the help of Sally Fairfax. She mentored the young Washington and fired his ambition, and the two by all accounts shared a hidden—forbidden—love. more

Aug 20, 2010 12:46 AM Culture

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