George Washington operated one of the largest whiskey distilleries in early America, producing 11,000 gallons in 1799. Archaeological and historical research was conducted on the property in 1997. The site of the Distillery was excavated by Mount Vernon’s archaeologists between 1999 and 2006. The reconstruction began in 2005 and was completed in 2007.
George Washington’s Distillery is the only distillery in the nation to demonstrate the process of whiskey making as it was carried out in 18th-century America. Together with Mount Vernon’s farm site, gristmill and education center, the Distillery teaches visitors about Washington’s entrepreneurial spirit and his innovative approach to making whiskey.
Open April through October daily
HOURS: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Guests can also purchase admission online prior to their visit.
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) (45 minutes)
Reagan National Airport (DCA) (30 minutes)