Mount Vernon is open 365 days a year, including Christmas Day.

The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon is a resource for scholars, students, and all those interested in George Washington, colonial America, and the Revolutionary and founding eras.

The library is open to researchers by appointment. We are not open for public tours. Click here to ask a reference question or schedule a research appointment.

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Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington Building
3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA
Library Resources

Library Resources

Library resources primarily aid the research of the Washingtons, the colonial and the founding era, history of Mount Vernon estate, and the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association (MVLA).

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9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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