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Gates breaks ground for GW presidential library

The father of our country is on track to get a new $47 million library.

Tags: Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of Ge , National Archives , FedEx , Fred Smith , Robert Gates , Donald W. Reynolds Foundation , Mount Vernon ,

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 03:40pm EDT

Nationals hold tryouts for presidential races

More than 50 finalists came out to Nationals' Park this windy weekend for a chance to be a part of what's fast becoming a Washington tradition.

Tags: Washington Nationals , President Races , Tom Davis , Thomas Jefferson , Abe Lincoln

Sunday - 02/20/2011, 10:36am EST

Mount Vernon's gardens undergoing historical renovation

Strolling through the gardens at Mount Vernon can be a bit like stepping back into history, but that history is undergoing a correction.

Tags: Mount Vernon , Garden , Dean Norton

Sunday - 01/02/2011, 04:32pm EST

Government Island: Connection to White House and U.S. Capitol almost lost forever

Government Island officially opens to the public for tours, this Saturday.

Tags: Government Island , U.S. Capitol , White House , Aquia Stone , Jane Conner , Stafford County Board of Supervisors ,

Saturday - 11/06/2010, 10:27am EDT

Mount Vernon sells out of Washington's whiskey

George Washington is known for being many things: surveyor, general and the first U.S. president. Today, Washington may reclaim a title: whiskey maker.

Tags: Mount Vernon , whiskey , Brennan Haselton

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 10:37pm EDT