Tuesday, September 19, 2017
George Washington's other house
Mt. Vernon with it's classic house, is the home that most people recognize as George Washington's home. He also had a second home, a town house in Alexandria about 10 miles north of Mt Vernon. 10 miles was a three+ hour walk, probably a couple of hours by horse, so Washington maintained a small home in "town." The original house was lost to history, but recreated as shown above. It is just around the corner from the center of Old Town Alexandria. It is a private residence today - with tour buses slowing to a stop out front a couple of times per day.
Would you live there?