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“A Must See - True American History” 5 of 5 stars
Review of George Washington's Mount Vernon

George Washington's Mount Vernon
3200 George Washington Parkway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
703-780-2000
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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.
Davis, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 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.

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Norwalk, Iowa, United States
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“One of the better sites”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We did the river cruise down the Potomac on the Spirit of Mount Vernon. It was a really cool way to get there. Being able to cruise the Potomac made it really special. It's really historically interesting and knowing you are walking the same ground as the Washington's is really a sobering feeling. The "commercial" part of it is away from the historical part so it's nice that it doesn't feel commercial.

Visited September 2013
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RebeccaMV, Public Relations Manager at George Washington's Mount Vernon, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Thanks for visiting! Arriving by boat is a great way to visit the Estate - happy to hear you enjoyed it!
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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“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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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very Enjoyable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

even the jr high aged kids enjoyed the visit and I recommend it. Very pleasant from parking to the grounds and was decently priced. Especially recommended for the history buff of course.

Visited October 2013
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RebeccaMV, Public Relations Manager at George Washington's Mount Vernon, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Thank you for the visit! We try to make any visit to the Estate appealing to all ages. Glad to hear we're doing our job!
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Alpha Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 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.

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