The tricorn was an 18th century hat which is named after its three corners. Cockades were ribbon decorations on hats that symbolized rank and alliance during war. Create your own tricorn hat and cockade decoration to wear for the 4th of July! If you'd like, you can send us a picture of what you create! For more information about this activity or about George Washington's Mount Vernon, please click Explore Here!
The Mount Vernon estate, which is open to visitors 365 days a year, is the most visited historic state in America. The land of the estate was acquired by the Washington family in 1674. George Washington became the owner of the estate in 1761. The property was deemed a National Historic Landmark in 1960.