History and booze go so well together at the George Washington’s Distillery & Gristmill! A short three miles away from George Washington’s estate at Mount Vernon is the recently reopened distillery and gristmill that will guarantee your trip with a happy ending.
For only $4 entrance fee, the costumed distillers will show demonstrations and walk visitors through the historic process of whiskey-making in this reconstruction of the largest 18th-century distillery in America. Furthermore, the distillery is adjacent to the reconstructed Gristmill, a water-powered mill where Colonial millers grind corn into meal and wheat into flour just as it was done more than 200 years ago.
Before you leave, don’t forget to grab a pint of the scarcely made whisky of the original recipe. Even if it costs $84 per pint, it’s worth every single penny.