Washington burial vault at Mount Vernon

George Washington was initially buried in the original family burial vault at Mount Vernon. Before his death, however, he had specified that a new brick burial vault be built to replace the crumbling original family vault. George Washington’s body was moved to this new burial vault in 1831 after construction on it was completed.

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~ by americanpresidents on May 23, 2009.

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