The Old Vault

The Old Vault (HM8I0)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22309
Country: United States of America

N 38° 42.366', W 77° 5.504'

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"The family vault at Mount Vernon requiring repairs and being improperly situated besides, I desire that a new one of Brick, and upon a larger Scale, may be built at the foot of what is commonly called the Vineyard Inclosure ?"

The Last Will and Testament of George Washington, July 1799

George and Martha Washington along with twenty other family members were originally interred in the old vault. In accordance with his will, Washington directed the building of a new tomb. The Washingtons were removed to the New Tomb in 1831.
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HM NumberHM8I0
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 5:16pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 318117 N 4286239
Decimal Degrees38.70610000, -77.09173333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.366', W 77° 5.504'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 21.96" N, 77° 5' 30.24" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3504 Riverwood Rd, Alexandria VA 22309, US
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