Socializing where Washington, Jefferson, and other US Presidents actually slept
In comparison to other types of museums, where the objects and art works on display are the focus of visitors' attention, Presidential homes offer a different experience. This author considers such places as Mount Vernon and Monticello, among others, as social spaces for tourists in contemporary society.
Where to meet real Americans: Touring presidential homes
By Philip Kennicott
The Washington Post
October 14, 2016