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Since the 1950s, the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association has worked to preserve George Washington's beloved Potomac River view.

A Long History of Preservation

A Long History of Preservation

The view from Mount Vernon became threatened by a plan to build an oil tank farm directly across the Potomac River from Mount Vernon in the 1950s. Vice Regent and Congresswoman Frances Payne Bolton ensured this did not happen.

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Preservation

Preservation

The viewshed is only one part of Mount Vernon's preservation efforts. Everyday experts work to ensure the Mansion, outbuildings, objects, and more are protected for future generations. 

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"No estate in United America is more pleasantly situated than this…on one of the finest Rivers in the world."

George Washington, 1793

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