We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mount Vernon & Gettysburg - which order?

Which Washington DC hotels are on sale?
dd/mm/yyyy dd/mm/yyyy
See hotels
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
331 posts
87 reviews
Save Topic
Mount Vernon & Gettysburg - which order?

We were planning on visiting Mount Vernon on a Wednesday morning and then drive to Gettysburg - spend the night and see the sights there the next morning and then drive back to Alexandria stopping at the National Cathedral on the way back.

However, I read on here that Mount Vernon is very busy in the mornings with school kids. We'll be there the week after Easter. Do you think it would be better to go straight to Gettysburg and see the things there and then come back in the morning stopping at the Cathedral and then go to Mount Vernon?

Also, is there anything around Frederick, MD worth stopping for?

Thank you.

Sterling, VA
Destination Expert
for Washington DC
Level Contributor
12,137 posts
139 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Mount Vernon & Gettysburg - which order?

Easter is April 8th. So by the week after Easter, do you mean the 9th through the 13th? If so, a good number of school kids in this area will be on spring break. School systems either have their breaks right before or right after Easter. So if it is the above mentioned week, you should be fine visiting Mount Vernon at that time. As for Frederick--there is a historic area. It does have the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and Barbara Fritchie's house, among other things.

Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
331 posts
87 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Mount Vernon & Gettysburg - which order?

Yes, it would be Wed the 11th and Thursday the 12th. I guess it is good that some of the schools will be on spring break. Maybe it doesn't matter if we go in the morning or the afternoon to Mount Vernon.

San Francisco...
Level Contributor
172 posts
32 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Mount Vernon & Gettysburg - which order?

Frederick has a cute downtown as well, with lots of boutiques and a few restaurants. Not a must-see destination, but a good stop off for some food or quick shopping.

4. Re: Mount Vernon & Gettysburg - which order?

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 28 August 2009, 08:24