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Mount Vernon
Martha and George enjoyed spending time at their home in Mount Vernon

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Martha Washington Died
May 22, 1802

While the first lady was noted for her generosity and warmth as the nation's premier hostess, she longed for her private life in Virginia. In a letter to a niece, she confided: "I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else, there is certain bounds set for me which I must not depart from." When George's presidency ended, the Washingtons returned to Mount Vernon, and George passed away only two years later. After her death, Martha was buried beside him in a modest tomb on the estate. Could you play host for a country the way Martha Washington did? What do you know about other first ladies?
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