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Day Trip to Mount Vernon from Washington DC

By: DC Trails
Highlights
  • Avoid the hassle of navigating on your own outside the city
  • Ticket to Mount Vernon included: Explore at your own pace
  • Guide points out landmarks you may have missed on your own
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Day Trip to Mount Vernon from Washington DC
From $56.00
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10am Mount Vernon Bus ToursMost Popular
Departs from 478 L'Enfant Plaza SW Washington, DC 20024
From $56.00
12pm Mount Vernon Bus Tours
Departs from 478 L'Enfant Plaza SW Washington, DC 20024
From $56.00
Overview
On this 4.5-hour round-trip tour to Mount Vernon, gain a whole new perspective on U.S. history. On the way, a guide provides fascinating historical background and stories about points of interest in Old Town Alexandria that are often unmarked and easy to miss. While most guided tours stick to rigid schedules, you are free to explore George Washington’s former home at your own pace.
What to Expect

Board the bus at L’Enfant Plaza in downtown DC. Rather than navigating out of the city on your own, sit back and listen to on-board commentary during the scenic 30-minute ride to Mount Vernon, home of George Washington.

During the drive, the guide points out landmarks you may have missed have you come on your own, including General Robert E. Lee’s boyhood home and a tavern once frequented by the Founding Fathers. Enjoy the sights of historic Alexandria from the comfort of the coach as you make your way to Mount Vernon.

On arrival, explore at your own pace. Visit the gardens overlooking the Potomac River, the slave memorial and burial grounds, the outbuildings, and the Washingtons’ tombs. No need to purchase tickets in advance, as they are included in the tour.

About 4.5 hours later, return with the guide to the tour’s original point of departure in Washington DC.

Reviews (210)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Historical, cultural and fun

This was not my first time but I enjoyed it as if it were. They have a harvest festival with musicians, acts for children, people dressed as in the past, typical food, crafts, and much more. Thanks to the cricketer, this was my son's favorite...More

Thank CubMiami
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Better than expected

After having read about the tour online I did not expect the live commentary and the visitation of Alexandria on the way to Mount Vernon. It was a pleasant surprise as our guide and driver Charles Smith was an amazing and captivating storyteller. The bus...More

Thank martaj701
Reviewed 6 days ago
Mt Vernon, one of my favorite places to go in DC area

The Day Trip to Mount Vernon from Washington DC was great! The price was reasonable, the bus was nice, and our driver (Charles) was safe, informative, and entertaining. Thank you, Charles, for going over and beyond to make sure we had a good visit!

Thank Dana A
Liliana T, Owner at DC Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the review, Dana! We are so glad you had a great experience with us and we hope to see you again in the near future. Best, DC Trail

Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome to walk in our founding father’s shoes

This house is beautiful and gives you a good sense of what it was like to live around the 1800 time period. But, as an American, it almost takes your breath away to think you are walking the same ground that George Washington walked on....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Charles is the Man!

My spouse and I had the privilege of being with Charles Smith as he expertly navigated the traffic on a superbly clean and comfortable bus to Mount Vernon. Charles is not a man of only a few words, and his knowledge base of the DC...More

Thank Nathan M
Liliana T, Owner at DC Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the raving review, Nathan! We are so glad you had a great tour with Charles and we hope to see you again in the near future. Best, DC Trails

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LorraineShea63
October 28, 2018|
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Response from M6126ZDjuliep | Reviewed this property |
Exit the Metro (you'll see fast food before the exit doors) and walk outside. From there, take a left and walk through the plaza. (There are signs for the tours, although we missed them the first time.) You'll walk past a... More
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shannon55564
September 5, 2018|
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Response from sarac644 | Reviewed this property |
It does include admission to the mansion. The house part of the tour is guided. Then you are free to explore the grounds in your own.
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Marjorie W
August 23, 2018|
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Response from chlorine53 | Reviewed this property |
I took the 10am tour and was back at 3pm.
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