Washington’s tomb in the U.S. Capitol

When the U.S. Capitol was designed, a tomb underneath the rotunda was created with the intention that it be the burying place of George Washington. It was only because George Washington specified in his will that he instead be buried at the family burial vault at Mount Vernon that he is not buried under the U.S. Capitol.

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~ by americanpresidents on May 23, 2009.

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