Sam Murphy

George Washington: the Businessman” is not a moniker that most people associate with our nation’s first President, but it is one of the most illuminating biographical aspects to understanding his ideas, hopes, and challenges for the young nation’s political and economic future. As a farmer, Washington was constantly looking for opportunities to harness and innovate with natural resources and agricultural production. Sam Murphy, Manager of Historic Trades at George Washington’s Mount Vernon brings to life the gardens, river, farms, gristmill, and distillery that propelled this 18th century plantation into the place Washington was most proud to call home.