Secure Mary Washington's Legacy

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Preserve this historic site for future generations

Mary Washington was the remarkable mother who shaped the character of George Washington. Relatable to every generation, she braved hardship throughout her life. Orphaned at a tender age, widowed by thirty-five with five young children, she faced breast cancer in her elder years.

Though customary for her time, she did not remarry following the death of her husband Augustine when their first-born, George, was merely eleven. She continued to manage the family lands, protecting her children’s inheritance. Despite hardships, Mary instilled strong morals and values in each of her children. George Washington often credited his mother for his uncompromising character.

In early 2023, the City of Fredericksburg transferred the Mary Washington Monument property to Washington Heritage Museums. You are invited to join with WHM in preserving Mary Washington’s legacy for future generations.

Mary Washington Monument and Meditation Rock join the Mary Washington House, Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, Rising Sun Tavern, and St. James’ House as sites under Washington Heritage Museums’ stewardship. We hope you will join with WHM as we preserve and revitalize the Monument property to ensure its vitality and relevance for years to come.

The site will remain open as we fundraise for and complete improvements to the property. If you have not yet visited, please do! The Monument grounds are open from dawn to dusk at 1500 Washington Avenue, Fredericksburg.

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Prefer to donate by check? Please make checks payable to:

Washington Heritage Museums, 1300 Charles St. Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Should you have any questions about how to donate whether online or by mail, please call 540-373-5630, 9am-5pm, M-F.