Where is George Washington buried? This is one of the most popular questions among historians. The answer is an unsurprising one. Despite his famous legacy, the location of the buried president may still remain a mystery. But what if you were able to find out exactly where he is buried? After all, it is a historical fact, right? After all, this man was a national hero and a hero in every sense of the word.
Unlike most of his contemporaries, Washington’s remains are buried at Mount Vernon. His body was initially buried in a brick vault near his home, but was later moved to a larger vault near the river. Washington’s funeral was planned to be held under the Rotunda of the Capitol, but Congress decided that he should be buried with his wife, so the remains were moved to Mount Vernon. Today, the room where he was buried is used to store the catafalque used during national mourning.
In 1799, George Washington died of an unknown illness. The day before his death, he went riding on a horse and refused to change into dry clothes. The next day, he went outside and his voice became hoarse. On December 13, his voice was hoarse. While waiting for a doctor, Washington was bled to death. He died two days later on December 14, just two days after the damp ride around Mount Vernon.