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George Washington's Mount Vernon

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
+1 703-780-2000
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Come share the fascinating moments of America’s first family with yours at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Explore the beautiful mansion and grounds and get to know the man, the ideas and the values that founded a nation. Dive into history through action-packed theaters, fascinating exhibits and meet characters from Washington’s world. Admire the view of the peaceful Potomac, or hop on board a sightseeing cruise. It’s a place where history truly comes to life.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
+1 703-780-2000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is only 30 minutes approx from Washington. We had a tour guide take us through the house who was very informative. They have a restaurant on site but unfortunately we did not realise that you need to make a booking before arriving as it...More

1  Thank Makingmemories13
Reviewed 3 days ago

My girlfriend and I visited here for the candlelight tour while we visiting the area in early December. This was our first visit to Mount Vernon for both of us. We had a wonderful time. They had lots of wonderful music and our tour guide...More

1  Thank traviz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went on a candlelit character tour at Mount Vernon and it was absolutely beautiful! Guides took us through the property discussing Christmas traditions over the years. It was very affordable and I would recommend it to anyone!

1  Thank nadine_helenn
Reviewed 4 days ago

You can see all the main sights, including a house tour, in 2 hours but you’ll need another hour for the interesting museum. You can easily spend longer enjoying the gardens or if you watch one of the movies playing in the museum.

1  Thank BadgerCT
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Monticello the day before, which I loved - but I have to say that this was my favorite. The house is exquisite, yes - but the grounds and the views are stunning. I loved how every thing was laid out with so much...More

1  Thank Jodie K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the estate of America's first president is a real treat. The visitor center is set up to provide guests with an introduction to the estate, George Washington, and the USA's early history. Tickets to tour the home are time-stamped and let you in the...More

1  Thank GoAlong2
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must visit for so many reasons. There might not even be a United States if not for his leadership. We took the premium tour and it was excellent. Our guide was very well informed and did an excellent job of relating the...More

1  Thank Steve A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent several hours at the home of the first President of the United States, and it was a pleasure walking the grounds and experiencing the interior of George Washington's home. It was a great feeling to have walked the hallways and climbed the stairs...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The folks were very kind to me on my tour at the end of the day and I just wanted to say thank you. I ended up parking in the wrong place and a staff member was kind enough to walk me back to the...More

Thank Echo2006
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When my wife and I first visited Mount Vernon many years ago, the historic significance of the site and its impressive views of the Potomac were reason enough to be impressed. My family and I have now visited the site twice in recent years, and...More

Thank Jonathan R
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16 November 2017|
Response from angooredcow | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I think Mt. Vernon is beautiful and magical with the Christmas lights. If you catch them on the right day, there is also carol singing, apple cider, and ginger cookies. This is what I read but have never been there at... More
Micaela M
1 September 2017|
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Response from Sonman69 | Reviewed this property |
The tours are relatively short and to the point. The house tour is 30 mins max and can be done in time for you 2pm. Just make sure to have the house tour time reserved if possible. Otherwise you get a time when you pay the... More
Brad M
15 June 2017|
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Response from cmbolton | Reviewed this property |
You can go by Metro - rail, then bus. The directions are on the Mount Vernon website. Or you can do the cruise option, but they book up quickly. The cruise option includes the cost if your admission and gives you a set time... More