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43. G. W. Bush 44. B. Obama

George Washington

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Birthplace

 

Birthplace: 1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach, VA (George Washington Birthplace National Monument)

Visited: 9/21/96

Log Excerpt: "Continued ... to George Washington’s Birthplace NM in [George] Washington Birthplace [Colonial Beach] ... . Took a nice walk along Popes Creek to the site where G.W. was born (house burned down when he was at Morristown). On the plantation is now a reconstructed house and farm. Beautiful brick house with wood paneling. Played a harpsichord made in Williamsburg (modern times!). More walking around the kitchen building, weaving area, etc. Drove a short ways to where G.W.’s g-grandfather, grandfather, father, etc. (32 relatives) are buried."


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Home: Ferry Farm, 237 King's Highway, Fredericksburg, VA

Visited: 10/16/10

Log Excerpt: "Headed back to Fredericksburg and stopped at George Washington Ferry Farm, the boyhood home (from 6 to 20) of GW (an NHL, and also in the NPS Chesapeake Bay Gateway Network). Walked around the garden and archeological site for the original farmhouse, then down to the ferry crossing (not run by the Washingtons)."


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Home: Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA

Visited: 7/26/97, 11/10/08 (shown)

Log Excerpts:

7/26/97 "Drove down the GW Parkway to Mount Vernon [NHL]. Spent the morning here. Toured the mansion - quite beautiful interior, although the blue and green wall colors were not our favorite. Saw the bed where GW died. ... Strolled around the grounds - the mansion has a great view across the Potomac (protected by the NPS). ... At the GW Pioneer Farmer area saw many activities relevant to the plantation times - different crops planted, wool making, etc. We stood in the center of a large octagonal barn where horses were run around the outside on a bed of wheat. The wheat kernels got pounded off the stalk and fell through cracks in the floor to the lower floor, where they were collected and sent to the grist mill."

11/10/08 "Headed right down to Mount Vernon [NHL]. Got an extensive orientation talk and saw a brief orientation film followed by a short but excellent film on Washington, Mrs. W. and time at Mount Vernon during the war. From there we spent a few hours around the MV grounds. We took a tour of the house with guides in each room and enjoyed the great views of the Potomac from the steep bluff in front of the house. We checked out ... other parts of the working farm."


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Home: Executive Mansion in Samuel Osgood House, New York, NY

Visited: 2/17/14

Log Excerpt: "Walked across town to the Brooklyn Bridge and, after looking around all the major construction fences, signs, protective roofs and other stuff, managed to spot the plaque we were looking for on one of the main bridge towers. We took turns poking our fingers through a chain link fence and holding down a mesh curtain to take photographs. This plaque marks the site, originally at 1 Cherry Street, of the Samuel Osgood House. It served as the first Presidential Mansion, housing George Washington, his family, and household staff, from April 23, 1789 to February 23, 1790, during New York City's two-year term as the national capital."


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Home: Executive Mansion in Alexander Macomb House, New York, NY

Visited: 2/17/14

Log Excerpt: "From there we walked back ... to just south of Trinity Church and 39 Broadway, the site of the Alexander Macomb House. This mansion served as the second Presidential Mansion, where Washington lived from February 23 to August 30, 1790."


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Home: President's House, Philadelphia, PA

Visited: 10/18/2013

Log Excerpt: "We headed back to the Liberty Bell area for President’s House, a relatively new NHP exhibit. It is an outdoor presentation on the excavated remains of what was the third Presidential Mansion. It housed George Washington from November 1790 to March 1797, and John Adams from March 1797 to May 1800. A ghost outline and partial walls showed how the house would have been placed and looked, there was lots of signage and videos on the Presidents and slavery, and a clear-covered area over the partially excavated foundation."


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Gravesite

 

Gravesite: Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA

Visited: 7/26/97, 11/10/08 (shown)

Log Excerpts:

7/26/97 "Saw the old family tomb, as well as the grave of GW and other family members."

11/10/08 "We checked out the old tomb and the newer tomb commissioned by GW before his death ..."