Here are some facts about Alexandria and Mount Vernon to help you better enjoy your Fairfax County vacations. Mount Vernon is one of the most historic areas found anywhere in America. Here you'll find the beloved home of America's first president, George Washington. George Washington's Mount Vernon is the most visited historic home in the U.S. and has consistently remained one of the nation's most endearing attractions. Also, be sure to stop by George Washington's Distillery and Gristmill (open April through October), which brings to life the colonial-era business of whiskey making and milling. Shuttles are available from the estate grounds. The Alexandria section of Fairfax County, located south of the City of Alexandria, is home to Fort Belvoir and is one the fastest growing areas of the county. Historic sites like Woodlawn, Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House, and Huntley Meadows Park perfectly illustrate the natural beauty, charm, and history of this part of the county that flanks the Potomac River. Mount Vernon and Alexandria are great destinations for anyone who enjoys the arts, culture, outdoor activities, museums, and entertainment all year round while appreciating the natural beauty, charm, and history found in this part of the country.