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For additional websites, check under the following categories: American Presidents, American Revolution, French and Indian War, and Picturing America (3-B Gilbert Stuart, George Washington, Landsdowne Portrait, 1796).

George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens (VA)
Explore George's Washington's plantation on the banks of the Potomac River just 16 miles south of Washington, D.C. and 8 miles south of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Visitors are invited to tour the Mansion house and more than a dozen outbuildings including the slave quarters, kitchen, stables, and greenhouse. Stroll four different gardens, hike the Forest Trail, and explore the George Washington: Pioneer Farmer site, a four-acre working farm that includes a re-creation of Washington's 16-sided treading barn. George and Martha Washington rest in peace in the tomb where wreath laying ceremonies are held daily, and the Slave Memorial and Burial Ground is nearby. If you visit, you can see where parts of National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets was filmed on the grounds.

The History Channel: Video Clips
The History Channel website contains many video clips about George Washington. My favorite clip is "Mount Vernon: A Leader's Smile". Ouch!

George and Martha Washington: Portraits from the Presidential Years
View the “George and Martha: Portraits from the Presidential Years" collection from the National Portrait Gallery which is located at Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

The Surprising George Washington
Read the article “The Surprising George Washington,” by Richard Norton Smith from the National Archives' Prologue Magazine. You will find out more about the man behind the myth.