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working mill

have always enjoyed working mills, even if they are recreated. this one was fun, not busy, no... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
gordon h
Educational visit that no one knows about

This review may be (is) biased because my husband and I are history buffs and big fans of POTUS 1... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
Mary P
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4710 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309-3228
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

have always enjoyed working mills, even if they are recreated. this one was fun, not busy, no rushing. very friendly staff. why is it kept such a secret?

Thank gordon h
Reviewed August 29, 2018

This review may be (is) biased because my husband and I are history buffs and big fans of POTUS 1, so we really enjoyed our tour and highly recommend making a stop. You can visit GW's grist mill on its own, or buy it as...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed April 9, 2018

IT is a wonderful tour and sooo interesting .Go to the gift shop and buy something to remember. So reasoable.

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed October 6, 2017

This is such an interesting place to visit as the guides explain ahead of time how George Washington made the decision to build on this location and why. Guide speaks for a while then shows how the grinders work, the necessity for a nearby water...More

Reviewed September 25, 2017

Beautifully restored pre-industrial distillery, still make their own moonshine (can't call it "whisky", as there's no aging process).

Thank CanRu
Reviewed July 15, 2017

My husband wanted to see this so made sure to stop on our way out of Mt Vernon. The tour guides were great; I would say depending on the size of your group, the tour will last about 40-60 minutes. There is some walking, but...More

Thank LIZ R
Reviewed April 24, 2017

This grist mill and distillery, rebuilt on the site of George Washington's original grist mill and distillery, was the highlight of our Mount Vernon Tour. We saw corn being ground into meal, had a great tour with the knowledgeable workers, and then had an explanation...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

There's lots of space to run and play with ample parking. A soccer area, open space, dog park, and a big playground area just right for toddlers to big kids. Several picnic tables are up for grabs but only portable potties could be found. The...More

Thank dena f
Reviewed March 27, 2017

Grounds are very well maintained, and the scenery is very pleasing. It is an ideal spot for a picnic with clean & well maintained washrooms.

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Reviewed February 1, 2017

Not a real "destination" park--focused on serving locals and it does it well. Lots of green space for kids soccer; good sized, fenced dog park with water spigot and shade and seating; it is a site for community garden plots however it is missing ANY...More

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