Sunday, December 19, 2010
Home of First US President Hosts Historic Christmas
VOAVideo: Home of First US President Hosts Historic Christmas
The Mount Vernon Estate in the southern U.S. state of Virginia is one of the most beloved historical landmarks in the United States. Every year, about one million people visit the home of America's first president, George Washington, who led the country from 1789 to 1797. The house and museum on the grounds are now decorated for Christmas. In addition to enjoying the decorations, visitors can also see a camel and hear stories about what Christmas was like at Mount Vernon in the 18th century. VOAs Deborah Block has more.