George Washington Tomb

The Capitol was Designed to Have George Washington’s Tomb on Public Display. Both Houses Passed Bills Saying He Should be Buried There. After an Attempted Theft of His Head, the Project was Cancelled.

Former President George Washington was not buried for three days, per his wishes. During that time, his body was kept in the New Room in a mahogany casket. Mount Vernon held a solemn funeral on December 18, 1799. But did you know the story behind George Washington’s Tomb?  The Capitol was built to display George …

The Capitol was Designed to Have George Washington’s Tomb on Public Display. Both Houses Passed Bills Saying He Should be Buried There. After an Attempted Theft of His Head, the Project was Cancelled. Read More »