This is the actual home that Mary Washington selected and her son lovingly purchased it for her. George moved his mother from the Washington Farm across the Rappahannock River into the town as the king and the colonies were not getting along very well. George wanted his mother to be safe and here, his brother Charles and sister Betty could keep on eye on her. The window to the left in this picture is the room where George rec'd his mother's final blessing just prior to traveling to NY City to be inaugurated as our First President of the United States under the Constitution. Mary would live out the remaining of her 17 years here and die in 1789 at the age of 81. She is buried just a few blocks within walking distance from here. Her son, Charles, and daughter, Betty, lived a few blocks from this quaint cottage and their homes still stand today as well and are open for tours. Kenmore and The Rising Sun Tavern. .
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