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George Washington's Mount Vernon

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
+1 703-780-2000
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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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3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
+1 703-780-2000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Have to eat during happy hour! The mussels tasted delicious. The place itself is worth touring. Good view of the lake and lots of history.

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Reviewed yesterday

I've visited many estates throughout the US and never have I received such rude customer service. I had an employee in the house tour answer one of my questions with the response that, "I'd get to that later in the tour" followed with a sour...More

Thank Shanna M
Reviewed yesterday

Easy to get to and plenty of parking. No hype or political junk; but just factual accounts Of what the "Father of our country'" enjoyed while living here.

Thank Ron P
Reviewed yesterday

History buffs who love American history cannot miss this site. Be sure to get it as part of a Go Washington pass for better pricing. Beautiful views of the Potomac informative tour of the house including the room that Washington passed away in. Be sure...More

Thank Allan2
Reviewed 2 days ago

On our way to OBX we stopped at Mount Vernon. We timed it right and arrived for the first mansion tour. Unfortunately all the other tours that we wanted to go on were additional charges. At 9 am Women of Mount Vernon Tour (noon) was...More

Thank 50StatesQuest
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great experience. They did a wonderful job of keeping the attention of small kids. Educational, fascinating for adults too. So glad we went to this attraction.

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a super hot day and I was grateful the house tour was fairly short. I also enjoyed walking the grounds and the view of the Potomac. Mt. Vernon doesn't compare to Monticello in terms of physical beauty and tour offerings, but I did...More

Thank Rhonda S
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a wonderful experience to be able to walk through the rooms where our first president lived. Seeing how he expanded a small house into this large one rather than tear down the small and build large.

Thank scott10jo
Reviewed 4 days ago

We love going to historical sites. In this particular trip, we happened to also visit Monticello back-to-back, so we can directly compare the home tours of two Presidents. Mount Vernon was a disappointment after going to Monticello. Some of the staff are not friendly, and...More

Thank Lava_Trek
Reviewed 5 days ago

We made the short drive down from D.C, the home is a big part of our U.S. history and worth seeing. They are trying to upgrade, and have made some errors on the exterior but the interior brings Washington to life..

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Brad M
June 15, 2017|
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Response from cmbolton | Reviewed this property |
You can go by Metro - rail, then bus. The directions are on the Mount Vernon website. Or you can do the cruise option, but they book up quickly. The cruise option includes the cost if your admission and gives you a set time... More
June 9, 2017|
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Response from angooredcow | Reviewed this property |
You can picnic on the grounds, I think. It is very pretty towards the dock. No coolers, alcohol, or barbecue are allowed. Sandwiches, chips, fruits, and water are probably permitted. We brought our sandwiches and ate... More
David L
May 5, 2017|
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Response from Buckeyetraveler01 | Reviewed this property |
Freetoursbyfoot had this info: Board the Fairfax Connector Bus #101 (Fort Hunt Line) from Bus Bay E at Huntington Station for a 20 minute trip (approx. 7.5 mile) directly to the Mr. Vernon front entrance gate. Buses run... More