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Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
Phone Number:
+1 703-780-2000
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Come share the fascinating moments of America’s first family with yours at...

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 Day at Mount Vernon

Started the day with breakfast at the Embassy Suites in Springfield. I recommend the hotel. Walking up to Mount Vernon was over whelming. The amount of history and the memories... read more

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Michael S
Poquoson, Virginia
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Ballwin, Missouri
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6 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

George Washington's house tour at Mount Vernon was very disorganized and under- whelming. Just came from Madison's house tour at Montpelier and Jefferson's house at Monticello which were very organized and efficient and informative. Washington's Mount Vernon has a long way to go and a lot to learn from these other two house tours. The museum was by far the... More 

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Poquoson, Virginia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Started the day with breakfast at the Embassy Suites in Springfield. I recommend the hotel. Walking up to Mount Vernon was over whelming. The amount of history and the memories in this land. Just think...Our first President lived her and made many decisions walking these halls. Many famous men and women had walk on this land and admired the same... More 

Thank Michael S
Taos, New Mexico
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26 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The entire Mount Vernon experience has been upgraded with more educational venues on the site. Be prepared for very large crowds especially for the Mansion tour. We were very disappointed to see that their security staff carried sidearms. Is that really needed? The staff docents were well prepared, but each "station" was a bit short on time - presumably to... More 

Thank Bob A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went as a family as were tired of walking around looking at all the museums on the mall. We needed fresh air & a little more room to move. We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Mount Vernon. It provided the much needed break from DC. My strongest recommendation is to get there in the morning right away. We... More 

Thank JessPem
Northern VA
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Seeing this place where our wonderful first President lived was remarkable and will be treasured. I recommend planning on early morning start...lots to see..just walking the grounds is humbling...we ate lunch in the cafeteria which I also recommend! Good food at a decent price...home is wonderfully restored and decorated...seeing the room where George and Martha slept and where George died... More 

Thank bill20
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The number one thing you need to know about Mt Vernon is that this is a popular tourist destination which means it is very crowded. We were surprised to find the parking lot packed and the ticket line quite long. To tour the house, you will need a timed ticket. If you show up without tickets, you can still get... More 

Thank Sharon W
Fort Worth TX
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mt Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC We really enjoyed this tour - it was a small group and the guide was very knowledgable. It rained during our visit but it did not stop us from seeing all of structure, grounds and the graves of the Martha and George Washington. The movie before you go into... More 

Thank Mary R
Simi Valley, United States
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This historic site is first class in every respect. A full day is required to get the complete experience and it is worth every minute. The museum is just as engaging as the live exhibits and estate sites. Take the time to go to the Pioneer Farm and especially the Distillery and Gristmill, they are amazing examples of the ingenuity... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They know this house is going to attract hordes of visitors, but they don't cater for them. You go round the house ( interesting but not splendid in any way) by way of being corralled. Not allowed to bring outside food and drink , yet there are totally inadequate facilities for obtaining food on site for the large numbers of... More 

Thank canuckcango
Cary, North Carolina
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came here at 11:30 on a Friday with our tour group of 300+ hungry 5th graders and their 100+ chaperones. This was my second trip here so I knew where the food court was and the kids were hungry. However, another large group arrived a few minutes ahead of us and it became chaos in the food court!! They eventually... More 

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