Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Founding Father George Washington

In Honor of the Observance of Washington's Birthday 

George Washington died in the master bedroom of his Mount Vernon home on December 14, 1799. In his will, he indicted his desire to be buried on the grounds of his Estate. He also selected the site for a new brick tomb to replace the original burial vault. The tomb pictured below, located on the Mount Vernon Estate, was completed in 1831 and his body was moved there along with the remains of his wife, Martha, and other family members.

Photos © Mount Vernon Ladies' Association

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