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The Ladies' Mount Vernon Association acquire Mount Vernon from the Washington family

04/06/1858

The Ladies' Mount Vernon Association agrees to purchase the 500 acre Mount Vernon estate, home of George and Martha Washington, from Mr. John A. Washington for $300,000, to be paid in installments over time. The Association will renovate the main house and open it to the public in 1860. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1859, (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1859) 368.

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