Alternate Names: Little Hunting Creek Plantation
Site Dates: 1752 - 1848
Site Owner(s): George Washington
Site Designer(s): George Washington
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Associated Terms: Ancient Style, Arcade, Avenue, Botanic garden, Bowling green, Clump, Deer park, Drive, Eminence, Flower garden, Fountain, French style, Greenhouse, Grove, Ha-Ha/Sunk fence, Hedge, Kitchen garden, Labyrinth, Lawn, Mound/Mount, Nursery, Orchard, Piazza/Veranda/Porch/Portico, Picturesque, Plantation, Plot/Plat, Pot, Quarter, Shrubbery, Square, Sundial, View/Vista, Wall, Wilderness, Wood/Woods
Johnson, Gerald W. Mount Vernon: The Story of a Shrine. New York: Random House, 1953.
Norton, John D., and Susanne A. Schrage-Norton. “The Upper Garden at Mount Vernon Estate-Its Past, Present, and Future: A Reflection on 18th Century Gardening. Phase II: The Complete Report”. Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association Library, 1985.
Pogue, Dennis J. “Archaeological Investigations at the ‘Vineyard Inclosure’ (44Fx763/4) Mount Vernon Plantation, Mount Vernon, Virginia”. Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, Archaeology Department, File Report 3, 1992.
———. “Mount Vernon: Transformation of an Eighteenth-Century Plantation System.” In Historical Archaeology of the Chesapeake, edited by Barbara J. Little and Paul A. Shackel. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994.
Riley, John P. The Icehouses and Their Operations at Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon, Va.: Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, 1989
Samuel Vaughan, Plan of the buildings and grounds of Mount Vernon, 1787. Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, Mount Vernon, VA.
Benjamin Henry Latrobe, "View of Mount Vernon to the North," 1796. Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD.
Benjamin Henry Latrobe, "View to the North from the Lawn at Mount Vernon," 1796. Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD.
Benjamin Henry Latrobe, "View of Mount Vernon looking towards the South West," 1796. Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD.
- Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1840, quoting an early visitor's description of Mount Vernon, plantation of George Washington, Fairfax County, Va. ( 1971: 263)
- At the extremity of these extensive alleys and pleasure-grounds, ornamented with fruit-trees and shrubbery, and clothed in perennial verdure, stands two hothouses, and as many green-houses, situated in the sunniest part of the garden, and shielded from the northern winds by a long range of wooden buildings for the accommodation of servants.
Library of Congress Authority: http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85087766
Official website: http://www.mountvernon.org/
National Historic Landmarks Program: http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=636&ResourceType=Building
- Willis, Nathaniel Parker.  1971. American Scenery, or Land, Lake and River Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature. Reprint, Barre, Mass.: Imprint Society. view on Zotero