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Private Tour: George Washington's Mount Vernon

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    Travel to Mount Vernon, George Washington's beloved plantation home in Virginia, from Washington, DC.

    Upon arrival, meet the guide at the Ford Orientation Center. This private tour can be customized to meet specific interests right from the outset. Begin with either a special short film that offers an overview of the important events in George Washington’s life or enjoy a narrated history from the tour guide while roaming through the garden and grounds of the estate. Then explore the 21-room mansion, getting an insider’s look at some of the places that are rarely seen on typical tours here.

    Learn about the 18th-century, English-style garden, where Washington the landscaper reshaped walks, roads, and lawns, cut vistas through the forest and planted hundreds of native trees and shrubs. Optionally, visit the 4-acre Pioneer Farm on the banks of the Potomac near the wharf. This is where Washington tested and implemented his progressive farming practices. Also, learn about the lives of some 100 field slaves who put his ideas into practice here.

    See where Washington built a merchant gristmill, capable of producing up to 8,000 pounds of flour and cornmeal a day. And the distillery where he successfully entered the whiskey business—so successful that during the year of his death, the distillery produced nearly 11,000 gallons, making it the largest whiskey distillery in America at the time.

    Then visit the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center for a self-guided tour. This building features 23 galleries and theaters where visitors learn about Washington through interactive displays, an action-adventure movie, short films produced by the History Channel and more. 

    Food is available on site (own expense). Enjoy classic American favorites in a Colonial-inspired setting at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant or grab a quick meal or snack at the Mount Vernon Food Court.
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    Departure Point
    3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121, USA
    Duration
    1h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Private guide
    • Entry/Admission - George Washington's Mount Vernon
    • Entry/Admission - George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I participated in a guided tour put on by USA Guided Tours. Our tour guide Joey was a fountain of information and I feel like I came away from George Washington's Home with so many facts that I had never heard. We spent 4 full...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Jill F
    Reviewed August 29, 2019

    This is a tour everyone should take to learn more about George Washington and life back in the day. This place is rich in history. The guides offer information that a lot of us didn't know or were never told and never thought to look...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank ATP828
    Reviewed August 19, 2019

    My family visited this place in this summer. we learn a lot of history and know what a great man George Washington is. He is the first president of USA with high moral standard. We purchased a voice guid and visited the place by ourselves....More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank hughwang
    Reviewed August 3, 2019

    The hardest part about visiting Mt. Vernon is deciding how to spend your day. Here are some things to consider as you plan: 1. The grounds are large and the gardens are amazing. Did you know that Mt. Vernon was originally five farms? Wear comfortable...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Melaney68
    Reviewed July 26, 2019

    This place is really great I should have done it before. I did not think that that would be a better trip with all family but it made us feel better after our trip commencing with the announcement we really got chilled with the sound...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Datenberger
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    Couples might want to check out USA Guided tours. You can spend a leisurely visit there and get to see as much as you want when you want. There are private tours available but they’re pricey.
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