First President’s Virginia estate to host a special day for Mainers

9 years ago

To the editor:

On October 11, join your neighbors and the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, for a special day devoted to Mainers at George Washington’s iconic estate in Virginia. Mount Vernon is owned and maintained by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association of the Union, a private, non-profit organization (501c3) founded in 1853.

Maine residents who register by October 9 will receive free admission to Mount Vernon and a complimentary lunch. To register for this special event, please visit

As early as 1858, Maine has been represented on the board of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, and contributed to its important mission of preservation and education. I hope that you will join me for this special event on October 11 and continue our state’s legacy of support and connectedness to this very special place.

The beautiful riverside estate of Washington includes the Mansion, outbuildings, tomb, working farm, and new visitor facilities with 25 galleries and theaters.  The Ford Orientation Center and Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center features interactive displays, movies, and high-tech, immersive experiences in addition to more than several hundred artifacts.

More than 85 million people have visited Mount Vernon since 1860, when the estate officially opened to the public by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association.

Meg Nichols

Vice Regent for Maine

York Harbor