George Washington's Mount Vernon is located about 15 miles south of Washington D.C. along the banks of the Potomac River. The historic estate includes not only the Mount Vernon Mansion - George and Martha Washington's home - but also a host of colonial era buildings, beautiful gardens, a working distillery and gristmill, and our museum and education center. While there we had a wondrous experience with a visit with Martha Washington.  You just have to go there and visit!