This tableau of President Washington and his family stands at the entrance to the information center, he is another of my super heroes!
He died at his home from "quinsy", a nasty infection of the tonsils and an illness that is completely treatable with antibiotics but of course there were none in 1799
This is the gravesite of the President and Martha his wife.
We saw this process in action.
I learned so much more about this great man, the Father of our Nation and I was very impressed by his forward thinking and experiments with agricultural innovations all learned from visiting Mt.Vernon, so if you have the chance to visit I am sure you will enjoy it.