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Mount Vernon

Reviews (93)
time-raw5 hours
Very Easy
Starting point
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

On this five hour tour of George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, you'll learn about George Washington's personal life and plantation as you explore the grounds on foot. The estate sits on the banks of the Potomac River and you'll enjoy a scenic drive to the property.

What to expect?

Mount Vernon was the plantation of George Washington, the first President of the United States, and his wife, Martha Dandridge Custis Washington. The estate is situated on the banks of the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia, near Alexandria, across from Prince George's County, Maryland. The Washington family had owned land in the area since the time of Washington's great-grandfather in 1674. Around 1734 they embarked on an expansion of the estate that continued under George Washington, who began leasing the estate in 1754 but did not become its sole owner until 1761.

Mount Vernon was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960 and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is still owned and maintained in trust by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, and is open every day of the year, including Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Allowing the public to see the estate is not an innovation, but part of a 200-year-old tradition started by George Washington himself.

What is included?

  • Entrance ticket
  • Live narration
  • Guided tour
  • Pick up/ drop off
  • Bottled water
  • Small group tour experience

Is this experience for me?

  • Suitable for all ages
  • Popular with history and culture enthusiasts!

What do I need to bring?

  • Paper or E-voucher
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
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