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Obama: Rangers, make life difficult for visitors during shutdown

President Barack Obama has told park rangers to make life difficult for visitors during shutdown of the American government, according to a major United States newspaper. The same newspaper reported the rangers are upset by the situation.
In the Media by Mike White - 1 comment

Photo Essay: Summer excavations of Mount Vernon's kitchen ongoing Special

Mount Vernon - An archaeology dig at Mount Vernon has been taking place throughout the summer outside the property's kitchen. The team's objective is to try to learn more about the earlier layout of the property and also see what other artifacts can be found.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 14 comments

Photo Essay: Bees, butterflies & flying critters at Mount Vernon Special

Mount Vernon - Mount Vernon is a popular destination in Northern Virginia. In addition to touring the mansion itself, the property is interesting to explore and photograph. Not only are the views overlooking the Potomac River stunning, but there is much wildlife to see.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 10 comments

Photo Essay: Christmas at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate Special

Mount Vernon - Over the past several weeks things have gotten festive at Mount Vernon, George Washington's Estate, Museum & Gardens. The historic property is decorated for Christmas as visitors experience a taste of 18th century holiday celebrating.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 7 comments

Photo Essay: School project gingerbread display at Mount Vernon Special

Mount Vernon - 'Tis the season where communities are displaying all sorts of festive cheer. One Virginia-based elementary after-school club built several wonderful gingerbread houses which are currently on display at the Mount Vernon Estate's Education Center.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

Photo essay: Mount Vernon Fair recreates 18th century marketplace Special

Mount Vernon - Over the weekend the annual Colonial Market & Fair was held at the Mount Vernon estate in Northern Virginia. Mount Vernon is the home of U.S. first president George Washington.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 3 comments

Mount Vernon to recreate 18th century market & fair next weekend Special

Mount Vernon - Mount Vernon is readying to hold its annual Colonial Market & Fair at the majestic home of George and Martha Washington. The event will take place next weekend.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 2 comments

Summer travel: The historic grand homes of Northern Virginia Special

The Washington, D.C. area is full of early American history. While the U.S. is a young country, its beginning history is still highly preserved in many locations.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

Mount Vernon: A glimpse inside the life of George Washington Special

Mount Vernon - Mount Vernon is the stately home of Gen. George Washington located in Northern Virginia, just 16 miles south of Washington D.C.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 20 comments
 

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 George Washington  comes out each year at the Colonial Market & Fair to greet visitors to his estat...
'George Washington' comes out each year at the Colonial Market & Fair to greet visitors to his estate
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A gingerbread house created by students at the Fort Belvoir Elementary School.
A gingerbread house created by students at the Fort Belvoir Elementary School.
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A gingerbread house created by third and fourth grade students part of an after school girls  club.
A gingerbread house created by third and fourth grade students part of an after school girls' club.
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Christmas trees located in the lobby of the Museum/Educational Center. Here a statue of Gen. George ...
Christmas trees located in the lobby of the Museum/Educational Center. Here a statue of Gen. George Washington stands between two trees.
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Decorations on a tree at Mount Vernon during the 2012 holiday season.
Decorations on a tree at Mount Vernon during the 2012 holiday season.
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A closer look at the dig currently going on at Mount Vernon. Here are some tools being used in the m...
A closer look at the dig currently going on at Mount Vernon. Here are some tools being used in the meticulous process of excavation and sorting.
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Aladdin is a very social camel. Here he is approaching visitors.
Aladdin is a very social camel. Here he is approaching visitors.
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One of the events at Mount Vernon this year is chocolate making in the 1700s. Here demonstrators sho...
One of the events at Mount Vernon this year is chocolate making in the 1700s. Here demonstrators show visitors how this treat was made in Martha Washington's time.
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Layers of ground have been dug out in the perimeter of Mount Vernon s kitchen. Here you can see some...
Layers of ground have been dug out in the perimeter of Mount Vernon's kitchen. Here you can see some of the work currently being done.
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A portion of the area currently being excavated outside the kitchen at Mount Vernon. The current str...
A portion of the area currently being excavated outside the kitchen at Mount Vernon. The current structure was built in 1775. Historians know that earlier outbuildings existed prior to this "modern" kitchen being built and are seeking to find out more information about an earlier era.
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Throughout the afternoon several different types of bees could be spotted. Here are two of them stea...
Throughout the afternoon several different types of bees could be spotted. Here are two of them steadily at work.
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Digital Journalist Leigh Goessl posing near Mount Vernon
Courtesy Leigh Goessl
Digital Journalist Leigh Goessl posing near Mount Vernon
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The darkened bricks are part of the original structure of the Women s Bunk House
The darkened bricks are part of the original structure of the Women's Bunk House
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A staff member directs visitors in the lobby of Mount Vernon s visitor entrance.
A staff member directs visitors in the lobby of Mount Vernon's visitor entrance.
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View of the Potomac from the Mount Vernon estate on a warm winter s day
View of the Potomac from the Mount Vernon estate on a warm winter's day
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Visitors to Mount Vernon can watch archeologists sort through the dirt to see if any artifacts can b...
Visitors to Mount Vernon can watch archeologists sort through the dirt to see if any artifacts can be found. To date, many 18th and 19th Century pieces have been found, including an 1835 half-dime.
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Mount Vernon  photo taken from the west side
Mount Vernon, photo taken from the west side
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A gingerbread house made by students a part of Fort Belvoir Elementary School s GEMS  program. An af...
A gingerbread house made by students a part of Fort Belvoir Elementary School's GEMS, program. An after school club for girls.
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Mount Vernon estate  east side
Mount Vernon estate, east side
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It is interesting to see the various  critters  that live in the Mount Vernon gardens and wooded are...
It is interesting to see the various "critters" that live in the Mount Vernon gardens and wooded areas. At any given time of the year you can see different types of wildlife.
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