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George Washington's Mount Vernon

3200 George Washington Parkway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
703-780-2000
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Come share the fascinating moments of America’s first family with...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Aloha, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Brought the grandkids at Christmas time. Was wet and cold but nobody else was around. Loved walking the grounds. The house is amazing. In December you get to see the third floor. The furniture is amazing as much is George's. Worth the visit.

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Westfield, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We drove to Mount Vernon, less than 25 minutes away. A scenic trip without much traffic. Took a house tour, walked the grounds, visited the museum which was being decorated for the holidays, and went to wonderful gift shop. We were there about 5 hours.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We recently took the Candle Light Christmas Tour of George Washington's Mt. Vernon estate. While the over all experience was a lot of fun, including the dancing lessons, I was disappointed that we really were not given the opportunity to learn more about life back in the day the Washingtons lived there. Each tour group was herded through the house... More 

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Sparta, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We had passed by the exit for Mount Vernon countless times over the years and had always talked about how we wanted to visit one day. Even though we saw it in December when the gardens weren't in bloom and the weather was chilly, we had a fantastic day. The estate is breathtaking, the house exquisite, and the history inspiring.... More 

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Tucson
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Let me start by saying I love Mount Vernon. It is a family tradition for us to go every year at Christmas and do the candlelight tours. Being one of the more well-funded historical house museums it is always in top-notch shape and a great educational experience for children and adults. To shake things up a bit this year, when... More 

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We had had Mt. Vernon on our "to do" list for many years and a recent visit to Washington, D.C. (and a free day with a dear friend who knew the area) made it possible. It was a rather cold and windy day, which actually worked to our advantage. Few people were there, and a school tour was just leaving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I have touched the same handrail that George Washington touched over 200 years ago. It was awesome! Did you know that the French gave George the key to the Bastille? Did you know that he had to dress in his study because Martha's things took up all the space in the bedroom? Did you know that around the holidays you... More 

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RebeccaMV, Public Relations Manager at George Washington's Mount Vernon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. So pleased that you enjoyed your visit so much! More 

Abingdon, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We visited Mount Vernon for the Candlelight Christmas Tour as part of a bus trip. The tour time on our tickets was 7:15. However we spent about 15 minutes waiting to be called to start our tour. Then we spent the next 45 minutes with a guide on a guided walk and visiting a few outbuildings as well as the... More 

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RebeccaMV, Public Relations Manager at George Washington's Mount Vernon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming to Mount Vernon by Candlelight. I'm glad that you enjoyed your experience but apologize that it did not meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will be able to visit us again during daytime hours when you will be able to see more of the estate at a more relaxed pace. More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The Mt. Vernon plantation is extraordinary, and only twenty miles from the heart of Washington, DC. The grounds include formal and kitchen gardens, the great lawn, a sheep pasture, a camel brought in for the Christmas season, and of course, the mansion. Here's where it falls down. Even on a cold December Sunday, the crowds were too big for the... More 

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RebeccaMV, Public Relations Manager at George Washington's Mount Vernon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit and review. We appreciate your kind words about the estate. I am sorry you were disappointed by your tour of the mansion. As you may know, Mount Vernon is the most visited historic home in America with over one millions guests each year. This volume of visitors, which exceeds that of nearly every... More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I had never gone to Mt. Vernon on other DC visits and am so glad that we did this time. The tour is so well done and the grounds are both lovely and educational. You come away with such a personal experience of our first President and his family. Visiting the simple grave is most moving also. If you don't... More 

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RebeccaMV, Public Relations Manager at George Washington's Mount Vernon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. So please that you enjoyed your visit to Mount Vernon. More 

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