Patriotic Places to Visit in the U.S.

By Lauren Viera - 2013-07-03T16:59:13Z

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Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon, Virginia

Perhaps one of the most picturesque patriotic places isn’t a carved-stone memorial but a residence frozen in time. Home to George Washington from the 1750s through his death in 1799, this plantation estate and its vast manor are carefully positioned on the Potomac River. Good news: Modern development on nearby land is prohibited, so the manor still offers clear views of the valley.

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