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  • Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Parkway, Mount Vernon 22309, USA
  • Hours: Apr-Oct: 9am-5pm, Nov-March: 9am-4pm
  • Admission: Adults: US$20, Seniors(ages 62+): US$19, Youth(6-11yrs): US$10

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Mount Vernon Tours

Mount Vernon—the former Virginia home and final resting place of George and Martha Washington—is a carefully restored National Historic Landmark on the banks of the Potomac River. The site is comprised of a 21-room, white-brick mansion, a 23-gallery museum, a four-acre farm, and elaborate gardens featuring fruit trees and a red-brick greenhouse. Visitors can experience Washington’s waterwheel gristmill and learn about the long-held tradition of distilling small-batch rye whiskey onsite. A world away from the hustle and bustle of Washington DC’s action, George Washington’s Mount Vernon continues to transport visitors to a regal but rural retreat for American colonial gentility.

The Basics
Mount Vernon is commonly visited on a day trip tour from Washington DC, either by river cruise, group tour, or private tour. If visiting independently, be sure to book your tickets in advance to gain flexibility on your mansion tour time. A visit to the site is often combined with a tour of Old Town Alexandria or the Arlington National Cemetery. To truly appreciate how the Washingtons lived, join one of the regular on-site tours of the first two of the estate’s three floors (included in general admission). Guests should also head to Orientation Center for a 25-minute educational film, then visit the museum and education center to see popular George Washington artifacts including letters and his famous wooden teeth.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • It’s best to wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes while exploring the grounds.
  • Free WiFi is available throughout the Mount Vernon estate, and the site’s downloadable app offers audio tours, a map, and even a scavenger hunt.    
  • Photography is prohibited in the mansion, and all bags and containers must be smaller than 16x16x8 inches.
  • Fans of the ”National Treasure: Book of Secrets” film can take an hour-long tour highlighting historical details and settings employed in the onsite production of the blockbuster.
  • The off-site gristmill and distillery can be reached via a shuttle that runs regularly from April to October.

How to Get There
Mount Vernon is located 18 miles (29 kilometers) south of Washington DC and just under 10 miles (15 kilometers) along the Potomac from Alexandria, Virginia. By road, cross the Memorial Bridge and take George Washington Memorial Parkway, which ends at Mount Vernon. By public transit, take the metro to Huntington Station and then connect to bus 101 for a 25-minute ride to the estate. Potomac cruises are also a leisurely and enjoyable arrival method—the Spirit of Mount Vernon departs from Pier 4 in downtown DC and the Potomac Riverboat Company docks in Old Town Alexandria.

When to Get There
Though the site is open 365 days a year, it is busiest from March to June, September to October, and on holiday weekends, especially Presidents Day (George Washington’s birthday and an admission-free day).

Visiting Mount Vernon in Winter
Offered from late November through December, special character-guided, candlelit evening tours of Mount Vernon highlight traditional festive holiday celebrations and draw huge crowds to the historic estate during an otherwise slow season. Purchase tickets well in advance to experience period dancing, 18th-century holiday traditions, and rooms lit by lantern light.

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Mount Vernon Admission Ticket

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Visit George Washington's Mount Vernon and take a self-guided tour of the first American president’s historic estate. You can stroll through the 18th-century ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
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45-Minute Tour of George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill near Mt Vernon, Washington DC, ... 
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45-Minute Tour of George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill near Mt Vernon

Your visit to George Washington's Mount Vernon is not complete without visiting his Distillery & Gristmill. Located 2.7 miles (5 km) from Mount Vernon, ...  Read more

Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

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In the Footsteps of George Washington: Spirit Day Cruise to Mount Vernon, Washington DC, Half-day ... 
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In the Footsteps of George Washington: Spirit Day Cruise to Mount Vernon

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Join us on our 6.5-hour excursion cruise to the infamous Mount Vernon Estate. Your boat tour starts off with a narrated ride up the scenic Potomac River taking ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Learn about the life of George Washington, first president of the United States, on this guided tour of Mount Vernon, Washington’s home of more than 40 years. ...  Read more

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Enjoy a narrated cruise along the Potomac River to George and Martha Washington's estate, Mount Vernon. This is the only round-trip cruise to Mount Vernon from ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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Mount Vernon Bike Trail: Independent Tour with Optional Potomac River Cruise, Washington DC, Day ... 
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On this independent bike tour from Old Town Alexandria, enjoy views of the Potomac River as you cycle along the scenic Mount Vernon Trail to historic Mount ...  Read more

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Take a half-day tour to Mount Vernon – which was the home of George and Martha Washington. Experience life in Washington’s time on this tour and find out how ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
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Step back into history and enjoy a day tour of George Washington's Estate at Mt. Vernon.

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Take a convenient half-day trip from Washington DC to Mount Vernon, the home of President George Washington. Listen to your driver share historical facts and ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
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