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  • Travelers can experience a new Civil War tour

    2011-03-28

    Vacationers who are headed to Mount Vernon this summer may want to check out a few new and exciting Civil War tours that are being offered, according to U.S.A. Today.

    History enthusiasts will have the opportunity to choose between a walking, a bike and boat tour or exploring a restored garden that dates back to the 18th century. The treks will help guests understand the important aspects of the Civil War, the news source reported.

    Starting on April 1, the George Washington Distillery & Gristmill will reopen, giving visitors the opportunity to see how whiskey was made in the country's biggest distillery during the time of the Civil War. In addition, the four-acre Pioneer Farm will reopen, which is home to a number of farm animals that many young children may enjoy seeing.

    On May 20, George Washington's Upper Garden will re-open as well. The area has been under renovation for three years and now has a more authentic look as it did in 1799. More active vacationers may want to experience the bike and boat tour. Travelers can rent a bicycle and trek eight miles to the top of Mount Vernon. They will also get to explore stunning area and then continue their adventure on a boat, reported the news source.

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