George Washington's Gristmill and Distillery

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George Washington's Gristmill and Distillery

Description

To the right the viewer sees George Washington's Gristmill. This is the original location of the site, but the building itself is a 1923 reconstruction paid for by the Commonwealth of Virginia--commemorating Washington's 200th birthday.

In the photo to the left, the viewer sees a reconstruction of the Distillery. Again the location is original, but the Commonwealth chose not to reconstruct the distillery at the same time as the mill--1923 was in the middle of Prohibition.

Mount Vernon Ladies Association was sold the property, and their archeologists uncovered the foundations of the distillery between 1996 and 2007. The building was reconstructed and opened to visitors in 2007. In 2009 historic trades workers, with special permission began distilling Washington's unaged rye whiskey, using similar methods to 1797.

Creator

Amanda Allard Cline

Date

March 28, 2013

Contributor

Amanda Allard Cline

Format

digital photo

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Amanda Allard Cline, “George Washington's Gristmill and Distillery,” Northern Virginia Digital History Archive, accessed September 24, 2021, https://novahistory.ctevans.net/items/show/671.