Kitchen Garden

Kitchen Garden (HM1CWM)

Location: Arlington, VA 22211 Arlington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 52.884', W 77° 4.368'

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Arlington House

Large estates customarily had a vegetable garden and summer kitchen near the main house. Slaves gathered fresh produce, prepared it in the summer kitchen, and carried it directly to the main dining room.

Arlington's garden extended from the summer kitchen northward to the edge of the hill. Slaves raised a variety of vegetables, including asparagus, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. There were also a strawberry patch and herb garden. Chickens and guinea hens were kept at the north end of the garden. The privy serving the house was also located there.

This post-Civil War photograph shows a former Arlington slave sitting in the doorway of the North Slave Quarters.
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 7:58pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 320204 N 4305657
Decimal Degrees38.88140000, -77.07280000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.884', W 77° 4.368'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 53.04" N, 77° 4' 22.08" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2100 Custis Walk, Arlington VA 22211, US
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