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“Fantastic” 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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Type: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Fee: Yes
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.
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

An absolutely beautiful property befitting of the Father of our country. The staff was excellent, helpful knowledgeable and moved the crowds very well. We started in Jamestown, then Colonial Williamsburg, Mt. Vernon and DC. By Far the highlight of the trip was Mount Vernon. While you visit, do not miss the Grist Mill and Distillery. A Must see on any vacation in the area.

Visited April 2014

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RebeccaMV, Public Relations Manager at George Washington's Mount Vernon, responded to this review, May 14, 2014
Thanks so much for your review! So happy that you got to visit Mount Vernon on your trip - and that you enjoyed it so much! Please come visit us again soon!
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Johnstown, PA
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“Wonderful day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We (myself, husband, daughter, and friend) spent a wonderful full day at Mt. Vernon. The price was not that bad, especially with a coupon we got from an advertisement. It was easy to find and even the ride there was scenic. The day started well with an informative lady who suggested in what order to do things. The introductory movie was good, maybe even better than "the movie" at the museum. We arrived in the late morning on a Friday so there were some bus trips but not too bad. I understand why the house tour is done the way it is. But some of the guides did interact with the guests, including my daughter. I just took my time and listened to all their talks. Looking at the real rooms, paint colors, furnishings, etc and hearing about the lives of the Washington's at Mt. Vernon and General Washington at other places was fascinating. The grounds are beautiful. The story of why certain crops were planted, livestock maintained, fishing (who knew?), and other information about Mt. Vernon was very interesting. There are outbuildings, tombs, gardens, and other places to explore. There is also a museum with more artifacts. We spent about 6 hours there and I could go back and learn more (maybe the others in my group didn't feel that way). The only criticisms would be that I think some of the kids there didn't appreciate it and there were a couple of cheesy items in the gift shop. But overall, this was the highlight of my week in the Washington, DC area.

Visited May 2014
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Bellevue
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“Interesting tour.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We took a boat tour to Mt Vernon and back. This made for a very enjoyable day. Both the ride and the landmark were interesting. Food at the home was really good.

Visited May 2014
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Munford, Alabama
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“George had a nice Pad!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This is a very beautiful piece of property and a major part of history. The grounds are kept so nicely and the home was amazing. The tour guides answered all of our questions and the house on the inside looks the way it did when George Washington lived there. You can walk down to the water and take a boat ride and even see an amazing replica 16 sided barn used to separate grain from stalk by treading. The entire Pioneer Farm was amazing! They have a great gift shop and even a place to eat if you’re hungry. This is an excellent stop for vacation or if you’re in the area. Highly recommend!!!

Visited September 2013
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RebeccaMV, Public Relations Manager at George Washington's Mount Vernon, responded to this review, May 14, 2014
Thanks very much for your visit and review. So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. It sounds like you got to see a little of everything. Thanks again!
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Lewes, Delaware
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“Lovely place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Easy to find. Great place to visit. A lot of walking but they did have trams. Lovely day and we are already planning on going back.

Visited May 2014
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RebeccaMV, Public Relations Manager at George Washington's Mount Vernon, responded to this review, May 14, 2014
Thanks for the visit and review. Look forward to having you back!
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