Explore Virginia’s Mount Vernon Estate

Facade of Virginia's Mount Vernon estate

Less than twenty minutes from The Elms at Kingstowne is the country’s most popular historic estate. We’re talking about Virginia’s Mount Vernon estate, and more than 85 million people have visited since 1860. Today, you can also explore George Washington’s estate from your own home. Here is some of what you can discover from our apartments in Kingstowne:

Dining Room

Called one of the estate’s most striking rooms, the dining room is one of the original area’s of the home. Washington’s cousin oversaw its renovation in 1785. A bold green paint was added as Washington believed that it was less likely than other colors to fade. During the virtual tour, you’ll see a portrait of the Washington family, learn about the room’s custom mantle, and more.


An early riser, Washington headed to the study every morning between 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Supposedly, no one could enter this room without his permission. He used the study to dress, direct the management of his estate, and make daily diary entries. You’ll see his telescope, an iron chest, and other artifacts.

New Room

The mansion’s last addition, the New Room, was bigger than most houses in colonial Virginia. It comes complete with a two-story-high ceiling, stylish furnishings, and detailed architectural elements. Click on the Argand lamps, side chairs, and 1797 sideboard to learn about these unique pieces.

East Front & Piazza

Finally, tour the east front and piazza. Standing two stories, the piazza is the home’s most distinctive architectural feature. It catches the river breezes on a hot day and is where the Washington’s served tea to their guests. From here, you can also tour the cellar and enjoy a look inside the cupola.

After virtually exploring Virginia’s Mount Vernon, enjoy the Kennedy Center’s performances from home. To become a resident of The Elms at Kingstowne, please contact us. Our leasing team will gladly show you all that our Kingstowne apartments have to offer.

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