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Presidential Pads: Reviews of Mount Vernon, Monticello, Montpelier and Ash Lawn-Highland

Presidential Pads
Reviews of Mount Vernon, Monticello, Montpelier and Ash Lawn-Highland

 
A President’s home is his republican castle until the First Lady arrives.
              The White House is obviously the most famous presidential abode. However, a president cannot always live there. If you’re George Washington, you don’t get to live there at all. On your vacations and after [...]

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The Battle of Williamsburg at 150

 
Smile, Drew!

The American Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration is currently churning its way up the Virginia Peninsula far faster than George McClellan and his army.  Unlike the Virginia Creeper, who failed in his objective to take Richmond, the modern commemoration of the events of 1862 seem to be achieving its goals—educate the public, honor the actions [...]

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