Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandra

Trip Start May 21, 2006
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Trip End Jun 04, 2006


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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Mount Vernon is the estate of George Washington. He called the area around his estate the Mansion House Farm and often referred himself as a farmer rather as the President of the United States. During the guided tour, we were told that even though he never travelled to England during his lifetime, he recreated his garden into an English garden by drawing ideas from books and his creativity. In addition to touring his mansion, we got to tour the servants' hall, kitchen, stable, massive garden. The tour to Mount Vernon can easily take up half of your day.

We then headed to Old Town Alexandria. Similar to Georgetown, some of the streets in Old Town are still cobbled stone and also lined with federal-style brick town houses. The weekend we were there, it just so happened that Godspeed Landing Festival took place at Alexandria Waterfront. Godspeed is a replica of 1 of 3 ships that brought British settlers to settle permanently in the US, in Jamestown, Virginia. Alexandria is 1 of 6 stops Godspeed will make during its 80 day journey.
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