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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
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"mansion tour"
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"education center"
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"food court"
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"slave quarters"
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"his life"
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"national treasure"
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"potomac river"
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"grounds are beautiful"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing site to visit. The views are awesome. The tour is great through the house. The guides and staff are so knowledgeable it’s a great piece of American History. Must see.

Thank James C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This should be at the the top of the list for anyone visiting or near Washington DC. The scenic drive along the Potomac River on the George Washington Memorial Parkway is like a welcome as you approach the Mount Vernon Estate. For about the price...More

Thank Patricia L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not expect to be here for 4 hours, but there is so much to see and hear. Besides the organized guided tour from a very knowledgeable person, there are also several movies about historical events. Interesting grounds to wander around.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I doubt the blacksmiths, in colonial times, knew they were getting different properties based upon the heat treatment. For example, 2024 aluminum, commonly used in aircraft applications, comes in a heat treatment of T4 and T6. From the blacksmith's perspective, to get a T4 or...More

1  Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

September is a good time to visit. Weather is still good and there is not a crowd. You will need plenty of time to tour the spectacular site of our history. Lots to see outside of the house. We were served a delicious meal also.

Thank Sharon P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mount Vernon was all decorated for the Holidays as we visited this amazing home of George and Martha Washington. They had holiday chocolate making demos and period actors. It was busy and we had to wait to tour the interior of the mansion which was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful educational visit. Walking the grounds and visiting home of our first President was a wonderful family experience. Made it a side trip while driving back from Williamsburg VA. Spent a few hours but wished we had a little more time. Perfect for families, couples,...More

Thank JDN535
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CatherineMountVernon, Visitor Engagement at George Washington's Mount Vernon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit and for taking a moment to share your feedback. We are all delighted that we could provide you with such a meaningful experience at Washington’s beloved estate. In case you're interested Mount Vernon will celebrate George Washington’s birthday with two...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my families favorite outings. We spent 4 hours and enjoyed every minute. The people are super friendly and full of information. There are all sorts of different animals. The view is spectacular. Wear comfortable shoes and be sure to see it...More

1  Thank michelle3469
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Mount Vernon in December. We took an Uber there from downtown DC, and although it was about $26, it got us there right in front of the door. It was a cloudy chilly day, but it added to the nostalgia...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an impromptu stop we added on our road trip and so glad that we did. I loved all the Christmas trees set up in the visitor's center. The grounds are beautiful. It was fascinating learning the history of the home and how George...More

1  Thank Sharony S
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shercare
January 23, 2018|
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Response from Makingmemories13 | Reviewed this property |
We took a tour bus from DC but having said that it was really only like a taxi service in someways as the driver picked us up, dropped us off with the tickets and we joined the tour of Mt Vernon from there. This was fine... More
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November 16, 2017|
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Hi, I think Mt. Vernon is beautiful and magical with the Christmas lights. If you catch them on the right day, there is also carol singing, apple cider, and ginger cookies. This is what I read but have never been there at... More
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Micaela M
September 1, 2017|
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Response from Sonman69 | Reviewed this property |
The tours are relatively short and to the point. The house tour is 30 mins max and can be done in time for you 2pm. Just make sure to have the house tour time reserved if possible. Otherwise you get a time when you pay the... More
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