(Courtesy George Washington's Mount Vernon)
George Washington’s plantation house atop a hill by the Potomac River, with rooms furnished per a 1799 inventory. Plus: the first couple's tomb, gardens, a blacksmith shop, a 16-sided treading barn and a reconstructed slave cabin. High-tech Ford Orientation Center and Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center reveal the man. Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, accessible by special appt. or tour. Other tours include "National Treasure," slave life. $20, seniors $19, children (6-11) $12, under 6 free. Discount packages available. Admission price includes distillery and gristmill three miles away.