Trip Start Aug 08, 2010
69Trip End Nov 19, 2010
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By the time we finished the tour of the Mansion, the four acre working farm, and all the out buildings at Mount Vernon, it was time for a late lunch/early dinner, but first we still had to stop and see George Washington's Whiskey Distillery & Grist Mill. George was a business man and even though he was sure about this business venture, he let his foreman run with it. It was cutting edge for the 18th century. The original building burned down about four years after his death but in 2007 the remains were found and the mill was rebuilt. Today, is a working distillery in the fashion of the past. Last year they sold the first batch of whiskey for $85.00 a pint. Needless to say, they will be making more in the near future.
We drove over to Alexandria to eat lunch at the Fish Market,
Tomorrow we head to Williamsburg.