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Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
Phone Number: 703-780-2000
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Mount Vernon Admission Ticket
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Mount Vernon Bike Trail: Independent Tour with Optional Potomac River Cruise
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In the Footsteps of George Washington: Day Cruise to Mount Vernon

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Very interesting and historic

My only regret about my visit is not having enough time. There is a booking system which allows for a very-speedy trip through some of the house, the rest of the property can be... read more

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Adelaide, Australia
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

My only regret about my visit is not having enough time. There is a booking system which allows for a very-speedy trip through some of the house, the rest of the property can be viewed at leisure. A visit to the slave quarters is a great contract to the gentility of the main house. There are period costumed performers situated... More 

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Michigan
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383 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is so much history on the grounds of Mount Vernon. The premium tour is strongly recommended, as you see the entire mansion. The National Treasure tour was also cool as well. We took a Fairfax Connector bus from the Huntington Metro station, and it was about a 20 minute ride. We learned so much about George Washington during our... More 

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Thank CaseyJones6325
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a good place to learn about G.Washington, a nice, hospitality, neat, talented man. It is more like a half-self tour, there are couple staffs waiting in different room and provide you some details in the mansion. The tour could take you about 1 to 1.5 hours. Buying tickets online can save couple dollar for each person.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Neat place to visit. Don't miss the "educational center" at the visitors center (Washington's dentures are there!).

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1 Thank P B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This facility is continuing a renovation that has just made this site better and better. (We are local and this is one of the "must dos" for out of town visitors. Huge favorite. GPS directions can suck. The George Washington Parkway is the easiest and fastest route. You can buy tickets online for a discount and the tours are timed... More 

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New york
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were there on a very hot Sunday, but the grounds, house, museum and general experience was great! I learned a lot about our first President that I had not known previously. A must see if you are in the area.

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely stunning location!!! George Washington had a view overlooking the Potomac River that is priceless. The house has had several additions added to it since the time the house belonged to his father. The layout of the property is well thought out. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing the grounds, the blacksmith at work and the slave quarters. In fact, we spoke... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Whenever you are in DC and have the availability of a car, do not forget to bring a visit to this memorial. It is about 40 minutes driving from the center of DC, and offers you the opportunity to visit the estate where the first President of the US lived with his family. The house is magnificant, the gardens are... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful views, rich history, and very interesting development of the property. The tours were wonderful, but book online for discount and guarantee of a time. The restaurant by the guru shop was FANTASTIC--skip the food court. Martha Washington was even in the dining room.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I live in the DC area and have visited Mt. Vernon many a times...even when it was being held together by duct tape and not much else. I took out of town visitors for a visit. The new visitor center with the intro movies and exhibits is very nice! I realize funds are needed to maintain and improve, but $20/person... More 

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