When Mary Washington died in 1789 at the age of 81, she was buried at her request at her favorite spot near her daughter's home. In 1833 a cornerstone was laid by President Andrew Jackson but the monument was never finished. In 1894 President Grover Cleveland unveiled the present monument. Thousands of people came to the ceremonies for the first monument ever erected to a woman by women.
Last Updated: 04/18/2018