George Washington, the commander in chief of American forces in the revolutionary war and the first president of the United States along with his wife Martha Washington, called Mount Vernon home for more than forty years. This location is now one of the most popular historic estates in America. It is situated along the Potomac River in northern Virginia, just 16 miles south of Washington, D.C. Today, groups can visit the following locations: the Mansion, more than a dozen original structures, Washington’s Tomb, and nearly 50 acres of his plantation. The estate also contains a working blacksmith shop and the Pioneer Farm, a 4-acre demonstration farm with a reconstructed slave cabin and 16-sided treading barn. The Ford Orientation Center shows an inspiring film, We Fight to Be Free. You will also want to stop by the Donald W. Reynolds museum. It is home to 25 Theaters and Galleries which tell the story detailing the life of George Washington, with over 500 original artifacts, 11 video presentations and even an immersion theater experience. The Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant is a charming place to dine featuring the option to enjoy candlelit dinner daily. The inn offers 6 intimate dining rooms 2 with fireplaces, all with colonial charm, costumed colonial servers, and delicious regional and colonial cuisine. Mount Vernon is an American landmark and also a lasting reminder of the life and legacy of the father of our country.