Visit Mount Vernon plantation house which is the pride of the American nation! George Washington was the author of the project of the mansion and all the estate. The first President of the United States of America used his talents and tireless energy not only to unite the American nation but also to create a grand house based on his own sketches.
The classic English countryside manor was a prototype of Mount Vernon. An Englishman would have been baffled at the sighting, scale, and landscape. General Washington embodied his ideas in innovative architectural solutions. One of the inventions of Washington is the famous porch overlooking the Potomac River.
The two-storied porch extends the entire length of the facade supported by eight Doric columns. The constructive ideas of Mount Vernon are now firmly intertwined in the architectural traditions of Southern USA and you can notice them in most of the historical mansions.