Washington’s estate at Mt. Vernon is one of the best sites to see whether you’re a tourist visiting the area for the first time, or a long-time resident. If you haven’t seen this place during their nighttime candlelit tours (Thanksgiving and Christmas), you must … you’re missing out.
Here’s a nice short video from 5min Travel.
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Here are three things you might not know that you’ll learn from this video.
- It was build in 1742 and inherited by George Washington in 1761
- Washington’s estate had 8,000 acres divided into five separate working farms
- The estate served as neutral territory during the Civil War where Union and Confederate soldiers were required to lay down their arms during visits.
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