Collingwood Library and Museum

The Collingwood Foundation‘s main building and grounds, which were once part of George Washington’s River Farm, are south of Alexandria on the banks of the Potomac River, surrounded by woods and gardens. The mission of the foundation is to foster an appreciation of our American Heritage by sharing these facilities with all. There are three components to achieving this mission.

Firstly, the Collingwood Library on Americanism boasts a library of more than five thousand volumes on American heritage. Secondly, the Collingwood Museum is home to an eclectic collection of Americana. Lastly, the foundation opens the grounds to serve as a venue for weddings, corporate gatherings and other private events. are available for weddings, receptions and other private functions.

Collingwood, as the whole is generally referred to, is primarily dependent upon contributions from the public and income from third party events. Collingwood is comprised of a historic mansion between the Potomac and the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Today the property is approximately 8.7 acres but the property was once a part of George Washington’s estate of his River Farm at Mount Vernon. Collingwood was purchased by George Washington in 1760. River Farm was the largest of the five working farms all of which were a part of his Mount Vernon estate. Collingwood’s namesake was a member of the British forces at the Battle of Bunker Hill and in 1805 an Admiral commanding a portion of the British fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar.

The original house constructed in 1792 was a modest one, but in time there were at least three major additions to the house. From a small two-room house to its current condition as a colonial mansion the property has had many occupants and usages over time. Over the course of the last two and half centuries, Collingwood has been home to farmers, a ferry operator, airline crew members, and Intelligence School students. For a part of the 20th Century, Collingwood served up meals as an area restaurant.

But time took a toll on Colingwood and by 1977 it was no more than overgrown, neglected land and a much vandalized building that only hinted at the history found here. At that time a group of dedicated National Sojourners obtained the property. took possession of the property. Presently, the Foundation for Collingwood Library and Museum on Americanism, with offices for Headquarters National Sojourners, maintains and occupies the property.

Collingwood Library and Museum consists of a historic mansion that houses thousands of books and artifacts relating to the history of America. As part of George Washington’s River Farm, our rich history had many of our founding fathers walking this land in our nation’s infancy. Nestled on approximately 8.7 acres on the Potomac River off the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Alexandria, VA, Collingwood is available for conferences, retreats, business meetings and weddings.


$909,000 In Springfield At Mt Vernon // 5 Beds // 5 Full Baths – 1 Half Baths


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Custom built open layout colonial on 0.5 acre flat lot, 5 Bdrms, 5 1/2 Baths, Study/Bed Room. Energy star window & door, Hardwood 1st & 2nd floor, Gourmet Kitchen, Granite, over 90 Recessing lights, Master suite w/ Sitting room, Heated Jacuzzi. … [Read more]

5 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths

Home size: 3,943 sq.ft.

Lot Size: 23,100 sq.ft.

Added: 04/07/17, Last Updated: 05/12/2017

Property Type: Residential Detached for Sale

MLS Number: FX9910382

Subdivision: Mt Vernon

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Live near Fort Hunt Park

Fort Hunt Park consists of 105 acres located along the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia, approximately 6 miles south of Old Town Alexandria. The Park is a part of the over 7,000 acres that make up the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The lands of Fort Hunt Park were originally a part of George Washington’s personal farm then became a military outpost and now serve as a picnic area and nature park.

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So that all may better understand the history of Fort Hunt, the Park Service has begun research to uncover the names of the many veterans who served at Fort Hunt when it was a military outpost.

Fort Hunt Park was converted into a fortification during the Spanish – American War. In 1897 the fort was modernized for military operations. During War World II the fort was used as a top secret military intelligence outpost.

After both World War I and World War II, Fort Hunt was virtually abandoned due to military cutbacks. The National Park Service now administers Fort Hunt Park as a recreational park for public use. Fort Hunt has been a focal point of personal dramas of all kind throughout its history, but now it’s dedicated to public recreation.

Hours are 7am until sunset year round for general use. From April – October reservations are needed to use some areas of the park. For information about homes and neighborhoods near and around Fort Hunt Road check out Fort Hunt Info.

For more information or to set up an appointment call Julie at (703)765-0300.


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New Construction in Mount Vernon VA

Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate on the Potomac

Much of the Mount Vernon District of Fairfax County was developed by the middle of the last century, but if you know where to look builders continue to build new homes.

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8422 Richmond Hwy #70

Welcome to this spectacular 4 bedroom, 3 bath contemporary home in Mt.

3709 Maryland St

Vernon, complete w/a 2 car garage, a front courtyard and a large deck (w/ hot tub) in the rear which overlooks a beautifully landscaped and fenced back yard. As you walk thru this home you marvel at the open contemporary design that makes you feel at one w/your environment. The lovely kitchen has granite counters , beautiful cabinetry, SS appliances, recessed lighting, double oven, a work island, and recently replaced appliances. A double sliding glass door off of kitchen opens to the deck. All three bathrooms have been beautifully remodeled. The kitchen, dining and living rooms face out back and have a wall of picture windows looking out to the beautiful and private back yard. The lower level offers a 4th BR, a 3rd full bath & family room that opens out to the court yard. Wood burning fireplaces in the living room and family room. Recent updates and replacements include freshly painted interior, new courtyard steps and stones ('19), kitchen range ('19), refrigerator and dishwasher ('18), new flu for fireplace ('17) , double pane, energy efficient windows ('16), clothes washer ('18) and dryer ('14) , new capacitor for furnace ('16), garage doors and front door ('16), new hot tub ('14), and Pure Air Filtration system added ('14). In the garage is an electric car charger wired into the main panel. This home is wonderfully located and you are just a few minutes walking distance to the Mt. Vernon bike/walking trail that runs along the Potomac River. And by car, just 5-10 mins to Ft. Belvoir (S), and heading north, just 15 minutes to Old Town and 25 minutes to National Airport along the scenic GW Pkwy, which provides you with stunning views each season . [Woodleigh Woods - $698,500]

**ALERT/HIGH-END FINISHES AND ENOUGH SPACE IN THE LOWER LEVEL TO GET LOST IN FOR DAYS**Superbly maintained and spacious brick front single-family home tucked away in Dawson Woods on a .

3809 Nalls Rd

34 lot. Approximately 5,200+ sqft of finished luxury ready for new owners with freshly painted interiors, exteriors and fencing. 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms up, 1 half bath on main level and 5th bedroom and 4th full bathroom on lower level. Enter into 2-story foyer, appointed with an elegant oversized chandelier and offering the owner options to ascend to upper level, flow to living room, library, or kitchen! Gleaming hardwoods, plantation shutters and crown molding throughout main level. Library features French doors and formal living room flows into stately dining room with tray ceiling, bay window, chair railing and highlighted by yet another gorgeous chandelier. Dining room flows to grand, gourmet kitchen with eat-in island and stainless steel French-door refrigerator, built-in convection microwave, double oven and dishwasher (with its own disposal). Large, adjoining morning room with vaulted ceiling shines with natural light and walks out to rear deck stretching across most of the rear exterior. Vaulted ceiling in family room with stone accent fireplace and second staircase to upper level. Master bedroom with tray ceiling and a walk in, wrap around closet with crystal lighting and a separate shoe and accessory closet. Sleek master bathroom loaded with custom updates -- a separate, glass shower, spa tub, linen closet and mirrored his & hers granite vanities. 2 upper level bedrooms adjoined by a full bath. 4th upper level bedroom has its own bathroom. Each bedroom features a walk-in closet. Lower level fully renovated in 2016 features all recessed lighting throughout approximately 1,500 sqft. Large 5th bedroom could turn lower level into an in-law or au pair suite with separate rear entrance. Game room, gym or media room- you can choose what you~d like for the lower level bonus room. You have the space! Huge recreation room walks out to the backyard. Attached 2 car garage with abundant ceiling storage and an additional freezer. Sellers invested over $60k in designing custom entertaining-worthy exterior hardscapes, patio and decking. Descend from rear deck to custom stone walkway to large patio in fully fenced rear yard. Sellers have immaculately maintained property with home warranty and regular service to all heating and air conditioning units, including a brand new, separate air conditioner for upper level. All new light fixtures (many of which are Alexa-enabled) and remote-controlled fans. Double paned, energy efficient windows throughout. This is one smart home! Featuring 2 Ecobee thermostats and multiple temperature sensors. Wi-Fi enabled, front loading washer and dryer with small load upper units in main level laundry room (which also has a bonus refrigerator). Verizon FIOS business class 300 Mbps symmetric bandwidth available here. Ring Smart Home Security throughout home with motion lights and video surveillance of rear exit. Excellent location less than 1 mile from Route 1, restaurants, shopping and groceries. 5 miles to Fort Belvoir. Convenient, spacious, luxurious and smart- this home is ready for you! [Dawson Woods - $879,900]

Situated on a premium 0.

4003 Gibbs St

47 acre flat lot, this 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom Cape Cod is located in the beautiful Mount Vernon area. Cozy up by the wood burning fireplace in the living room that opens to the dining room. Cook in the light and bright remodeled kitchen. Unwind in the first floor bedrooms and full bathroom. Charming hardwood floors on the first and second floor. Head upstairs to the two generous sized bedrooms and full bathroom. Spread out in the finished basement and enjoy the abundant storage space. Grill, plant a garden or play outdoors, the options are endless with this enormous yard. Attached carport and workshop. Minutes to Ft. Belvoir, 15 mins to Old Town, close to the bike path along the Potomac River, and Mt. Vernon. [Sedgewick Forest - $564,900]

Welcome home to an Oasis in the suburbs.

4012 Sulgrave Dr

Beautifully landscaped yard welcomes you to this 3 bed 3 bathroom remodeled home. Open floor plan boasts vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light. Gourmet kitchen with Stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. Klipsch built-in audio speakers in the family room ceiling for movies and music. Spacious living room and dining room with hard wood floors. Arts and crafts style wooden doors throughout the house. Upstairs 3 bedrooms with hard wood floors. Separate master bath and hall bathroom with tile. Downstairs has inviting family room, laundry room, a third bathroom, and plenty of storage in built-in cabinetry. Wood burning fireplace and radiant heated floors on the lower level keeps you warm and cozy. Built-in office desk with granite and cabinets makes it a great place to tele-commute. Large added Sunroom for relaxing. Walk out to extra-large landscaped yard with sprinkler system and landscape lighting. Beautiful paver walk-way with stacked stone gardens in the front and back yard. Fenced back yard with large patio and stack stone gardens. Great place to entertain or relax. Large custom 2 Car garage and plenty of driveway space in a tree filled community close to George Washington Parkway with easy commutes to Belvoir, Old Town and DC. [Sulgrave Manor - $649,900]

Welcome to one of the finest properties in the Mount Vernon area.

9308 Allwood Dr

This meticulously maintained home will exceed your expectations. The current owners have lovingly cared for their home and pride of ownership is evident throughout. Situated on a half acre lot, you'll enjoy entertaining in the large, beautifully landscaped fenced-in yard. There are so many upgrades (too many to list) that will give you peace of mind for years to come! Enjoy a short walk to Grist Mill Park for the summer concert series or George Washington's Mount Vernon for their seasonal wine festival. Minutes from Ft. Belvoir and the G.W. Memorial Parkway. Home warranty included! Copy and past into your browser to check out the virtual tour here: [Mt Vernon Park - $650,000]

Exciting new price reflects the property's historically significant location on the grounds of George Washington's Mt.

4296 Neitzey Pl

Vernon Estate! Palatial property on .87 acre grounds capitalizes on its gorgeous setting with soaring high ceilings, glass walls, and multi-level decks designed to capture the sweeping views of the Potomac River and surrounding wooded environment. Special features include: multi-story entry foyer, grand room sizes, elegant interior finishes, elevator, truly breathtaking master suite with dramatic river view, and his and hers private baths. Significant updates include roof replacement, some decking replacement, and HVAC. Nothing was spared in creating this unique one of a kind masterpiece! [Oxford - $1,550,000]

Home and neighborhood previously featured in Washington Post Home and Garden Section.

9115 McNair Dr

Well appointed expanded Cape cod situated on a half acre of manicured grounds, located in the friendly Woodlawn manor neighborhood. This move-in ready home boasts 3 remodeled bathrooms and renovated kitchen, freshly finished basement with large egress windows, newer HVAC, newer top of the line Unico high velocity unit, newer high efficiency boiler, crown molding throughout the home, all newer vinyl windows and oversized master on the main with spectacular vaulted ceiling. Upper level floor plan includes a sprawling Jack and Jill bedrooms with one featuring a full length oversized closet and newly renovated shared bathroom. Newly installed French patio doors open to a composite built deck and large fenced in backyard perfectly designed for enjoying time with family and friends. This unique and one of a kind home is tucked away between Mount Vernon County Club and beautiful Grist Mill Park, with no thru traffic and historically safe streets. Metrobus 11Y, Fairfax Connector 151, and the Mount Vernon Memorial Trail surround and encompass the neighborhood making this home perfect for commuters to work, school, shopping and the accessibility to the DC and NoVa a breeze! [Woodlawn Manor - $795,000]

A fantastic opportunity to own a 5 bedroom, 3 bath home with no HOA in desirable Mount Zephyr.

4417 Laurel Rd

This charming split foyer has plenty of potential and ready for your imagination! The kitchen has been recently renovated with light colored cabinets, stainless appliances, and vinyl plank flooring. The kitchen leads to the deck with a view of the fenced rear yard. Hardwood floors throughout the main level, including the master bedroom and 2nd bedroom. The living room features a wood burning fireplace. There are 3 bedrooms on the lower level with a second living room. Large shed in the back yard has electricity and perfect for a workshop or studio. Newer roof and new HVAC. Situated on a quiet, cul-de-sac street, yet so close to area shops and restaurants. [Mount Zephyr - $500,000]

Potomac River views from this lovely and spacious home.

9403 Ludgate Dr

Walk down the private path to the river and the beach for bird watching, kayaking, sunning or yoga on the sand. Back at the house, main level master suite plus an elevator that accesses all 3 levels make day to day living easy. Terrific views from most of the rooms, including the walk-out lower level that includes high ceilings, a large rec room, wet bar, exercise room, 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths, screened porch and plenty of storage. 3 car garage that accesses a main level mud room is a convenient feature. Large kitchen with island adjoins breakfast room. Plenty of space for everyone with 5 bedrooms and 4 and 1 half baths. Beautifully maintained home with newer systems in one of Mount Vernon's prettiest neighborhoods. WATCH VIDEO: [Mount Vernon - $1,850,000]

Newer homes in Mount Vernon

Petitts Landing is a community of large newer homes in Mount Vernon.  These homes were built in the 1990’s and generally boast more than 4000 sqft of living space plus an ample basement.  Two-car garages and large lots are the norm in this community.  Buyers here should expect hardwood floors, multiple fireplaces and modern amenities not found in some of Mount Vernon’s older homes. Those considering a purchase at Petitts Landing may also want to take a look to see what’s available near Grist Mill.

Grocery Stores serving Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon is a neighborhood that is quiet and peaceful with many trees and several waterways.  One of the reasons Mount Vernon is so quiet is because there is very little commercial real estate in Mount Vernon.  That doesn’t mean that Mount Vernon is far from everything. In fact, Rt. 1 (Richmond Hwy) is full of warehouse stores and restaurants like Target and Walmart and Bed Bath and Beyond and Chili’s and so on. Here are the grocery stores closest to the Mount Vernon Mansion.


7900 Fort Hunt Rd
Alexandria, VA 22308
(703) 765-0924

Giant Food

7558 Telegraph Rd
Alexandria, VA 22315
(703) 922-0380

Asia Bazaar

7864 Richmond Hwy
Alexandria, VA 22306
(703) 360-9333

Fort Belvoir Commissary

6020 Gorgas Rd
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

(703) 781-0536


8256 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309-8220
(703) 360-9814

Not Just Your Traditional Multi Unit Condo – The Mosby

Del Ray in Alexandria features a luxurious boutique condominium built by neighborhood resident Brian Thomas. And with the help of local architect Gavier Nichols and landscape designer Linda Hostetler, The Mosby became a successful creation out of a simple single family house. The Mosby was actually an old single family house that was turned into a boarding house and then abandoned after a number of subsequent owners.

The Mosby was actually named after a 120lb Golden Retriever a popular neighborhood fixture and most of all, Brian Thomas’ faithful companion.

The Mosby consists of the 3 units in the main level and 1 unit – the Penthouse.

Main Level:

  • 3 units on the main level
  • Each have their own garage
  • Smallest unit is 1,550 square feet in floor space
  • Large Pergola covered deck
  • Small side patio
  • Private back porch

Penthouse or the 4th Level:

  • Without a garage, but with on site parking
  • 2,300 sq feet in floor space
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • 2 master suites
  • Large windows  on all 4 walls

The original house was taken apart by hand and thus preserved the original hardwood flooring and cast iron claw foot tubs. The basement was dug out by hand as well. A formal garden also graces the landscaping of The Mosby Condominiums. With box woods, white hydrangeas and lovely white roses.

A flagstone walk along with stone pillars of the front of the building offers a warm welcome to owners and visitors. A large Japanese maple at the corner of Mt. Vernon and Alexandria Ave compliments the structure.