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“Very Enjoyable” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mt. Vernon, Va

Mt. Vernon, Va
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria, VA
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Ranked #1 of 38 attractions in Alexandria
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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90 reviews 90 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Very Enjoyable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This is an excellent example of what a dedicated group of history-minded private citizens can do to preserve and make available an important piece of world history.

The house itself and the grounds are very well maintained, interesting and beautiful. The museum complex is first rate - interesting to both child and adult. The ubiquitous staff are all well informed and eager to share their knowledge.

Well worth a several hour visit.

Visited October 2013
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Newton, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“History is full of surprises.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

A small group of Wounded Warriors and their spouses travelled from Ft Bragg to tour this location. Were we greeted and welcomed with open arms. Since Mt Vernon is privately owned, it was not affected by the government shut down like the National Park Service memorials. We received a delightful guided tour of the house and grounds. We were treated to a special opportunity to see/touch the tombs of George and Martha Washington. Not something that everyone is allowed to do.

Visited October 2013
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Davis, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“A Must See - True American History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

While in the DC area, my wife and I decided to visit the home of President Washington. It was definitely worth the visit. The history of his time at Mt. Vernon as presented by the tour guides, makes this a valuable stop while on your historic tour of our country. The grounds alone are worth seeing. I recommend a visit.

Visited September 2013
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Birmingham, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Should be on your Bucket List”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

A visit to Mt Vernon should be on everyone's bucket list. There is so much to see that I wish that I would have had 2 days instead of 1. Spend a day exploring the estate and the next day looking at all the exhibits.

Visited August 2013
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Alpha Ohio
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 attraction reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Worth a look”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Geo. Washington's Estate, while not as enjoyable as Monticello, is worth a look. The crowds were much larger than we had expected and the docents made it clear that meant they would hurry the tours through.

Visited September 2013
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