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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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

We visited on a beautiful cool day. Which was really fortunate as there is a lot to see involving a lot of walking. Worth every step. The tour of the home is a bit quick but necessary to get everyone through. Lots to see outside...More

Thank RiverCajun
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve always been a fan of George Washington but I learned more about him in 4 hours here than all the years of history lessons. This is a great depiction of live during colonial time and the exhibits are eye opening. Just for fun took...More

Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such a beautiful place overlooking the Potomac. Hard to imagine that place is over 200 years old and the history and lives that occurred there. The animals (steer, goats) on the grounds were a nice surpise. So glad it's preserved for all to admire and...More

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I totally enjoyed every aspect of our day at the Washingtons' plantation. So glad to have researched and purchased the premier mansion tour ahead of time, it's well worth the extra money but to wait in line and to have a private guide. Our highlight...More

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took the national treasure and special house tour. Went to 3rd floor and basement. The is a great tour and guides are very knowledgeable. Love that it is being brought back to what it looked like in George Washington's time. Was here in 1966 and...More

Thank 106janaj
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent 4 hours here enjoying the museum's, the house and tour, the movie, the gift shop, the restaurant, and the views. Beautiful grounds and home with so much history. We paid out respects at the time of George and Martha Washington. A wonderful day.

Thank TalSmh
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After coming back to the DC area, this is the best way to spend a day. It was relatively crowded because we went on a Saturday afternoon, but it was still enjoyable and beautiful. To begin, there are a couple of parking lots, which were...More

Thank MarkUSNA1998
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Definitely a must if you are able to. Tour guides are extremely knowledgeable and helpful.. took the National Treasure tour. Good story telling and always fun to walk where actors/actresses have. Just an impressive place to visit! Thumbs up!

Thank jeffro257
Reviewed 5 days ago

The gardens and grounds of this historical home was just lovely. We walked through the grounds and different barns, slaves quarters and the mansion with the view of the Potomac and with the nice weather, it was perfect.

Thank Sharmin A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A little bit of a trek, but Sooo worth it! This is an amazing pace to visit-stroll the grounds and let your imagination take you back in in time. Allow time in your visit to explore the museum - lots of great displays, short movies...More

Thank Rognlois
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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
9 June 2017|
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Response from angooredcow | Reviewed this property |
You can picnic on the grounds, I think. It is very pretty towards the dock. No coolers, alcohol, or barbecue are allowed. Sandwiches, chips, fruits, and water are probably permitted. We brought our sandwiches and ate... More