Your Donation Makes a Difference

Mount Vernon is owned and maintained in trust for the people of the United States by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, a private, non-profit organization.

We don't accept government funding and rely upon private contributions to help preserve George Washington's home and legacy.

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Preservation Needs for Mount Vernon

Make a philanthropic gift to support our most critical projects and help fund future preservation efforts.

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Fire Suppression Project

Protecting Mount Vernon from the threat of fire is vital. An updated fire suppression system helps ensure that Washington's legacy can be experienced by future generations.

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Professional Development for Teachers

Support our efforts to provide free education for teachers nationwide. Our on-site programs provide a unique experience with premier scholars and Mount Vernon's own experts. After, teachers are able to create lessons about George Washington's life and American history that are fun and memorable for their classrooms. 

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Preserving Printed History

“Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.”   -George Washington, 1790

Help us preserve the words and printed history of George Washington.

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Other Ways to Donate

By mail, phone, wire transfer, securities, planned giving and more.

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