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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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A side view of Mount Vernon s kitchen. This structure was built in 1775 by George Washington in the ...
A side view of Mount Vernon's kitchen. This structure was built in 1775 by George Washington in the vicinity of the main house. It was placed close enough for convenience, but far enough to reduce the risk of damage to the main house in the event of a fire. Currently, an archeology project is ongoing outside of the structure. Here you can see some of the team covering up the excavation at day's close.
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This display sat in the Museum and Educational Center s lobby during Christmas 2012
This display sat in the Museum and Educational Center's lobby during Christmas 2012
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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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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 winter view of the Potomac River as George Washington would have seen from the rear of his house d...
A winter view of the Potomac River as George Washington would have seen from the rear of his house during the Christmas holiday.
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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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James Rose  who performed  Punch & Judy  brought out his marionette to show the children after the s...
James Rose, who performed "Punch & Judy" brought out his marionette to show the children after the show. The children all sat in a large circle; here he waves to a couple of them.
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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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Mount Vernon guide talks to group visiting Gen. George Washington s final resting place
Mount Vernon guide talks to group visiting Gen. George Washington's final resting place
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Washington s carriage
Washington's carriage
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18th century medicine man explains the wonder of his miracle potions
18th century medicine man explains the wonder of his miracle potions
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Mount Vernon  photo taken from the west side
Mount Vernon, photo taken from the west side
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What did George Washington s Mount Vernon look like before the Revolutionary War? Archeologists and ...
What did George Washington's Mount Vernon look like before the Revolutionary War? Archeologists and historians hope to find out. This image illustrates the ongoing archeology dig going on at Mount Vernon in summer 2013.
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Several beautiful butterflies can be found in the various gardens at Mount Vernon throughout much of...
Several beautiful butterflies can be found in the various gardens at Mount Vernon throughout much of the year. While exploring the large garden near the mansion, I spotted several (what I believe to be) Swallowtail butterflies during this summer visit.
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A visitor walks into the entrance to Mount Vernon property  which is decorated in traditional greens...
A visitor walks into the entrance to Mount Vernon property, which is decorated in traditional greens and reds.
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Original burial site of George Washington and several other family members before the new tomb was b...
Original burial site of George Washington and several other family members before the new tomb was built as specified in his will.
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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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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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Christmas trees located in the lobby of the visitor s entrance. The trees throughout the property ar...
Christmas trees located in the lobby of the visitor's entrance. The trees throughout the property are decorated with 18th century items, ideas or images representative of this earlier time.
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