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Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
Phone Number: +1 703-780-2000
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 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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Although it takes more time and a bit of an effort, a trip to Mt Vernon is worth it. The area is beautiful and peaceful, a perfect break from the traffic and queues of the city... read more

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although it takes more time and a bit of an effort, a trip to Mt Vernon is worth it. The area is beautiful and peaceful, a perfect break from the traffic and queues of the city. Our visit was on a cool, sunny day in December. We arrived before noon and left at 3:00; just the right amount of time.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A glimpse into the personal life of George & Martha Washington. Tours available, inside and out. Restaurant serves foods from the era. Gift shop as well.

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent tour guide who described this history of the place in much detail. We took the "premium" tour which was $10 extra and I think was worth it. Beautiful setting and home. It can't get much more historical than this. Very interesting exhibit center dealing with the slaves who lived there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We finally decided to visit Mount Vernon after living in the area for 8 years and we're so glad we did! We went the morning of Thanksgiving which was an awesome idea as the estate was not crowded at all. We bought our tickets on their website the night before as there is a several dollar savings for doing so.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is absolutely AMAZING to be at George Washington's Mount Vernon!! To see how he lived, stand where he stood, and learn all about him. He was an amazing man! My kids (18, 15, & 12) all loved it! We took the premium tour -- it was a overcrowded that day and we were rushed through; but staff refunded our... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is nothing recreated, substituted or fabricated here. You are stepping into George Washington's life, ideas and inventions. The furnishing in the house are the actual furnishing of President Washington's. Many of the prints/painting are copies with the originals on display in the nearby Presidential Library and Research Building. Do not miss the Tomb of Washington, the barn, gardens and... More 

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Walworth, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well worth the effort to get out there. A beautiful home and museum. The exhibit on dental care and the view of the Potomac are fabulous!

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Oakdale, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After thinking about it for years finally go the chance to go. Extremely well done and kept. Very informative. Restaurant was awesome as well. We will be back again!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The candlelit tour is a very fun thing to do. The house is nice to see and was stunning for its time and is stunning now for the historical significance. They guide you through the house and guides and staff are dressed in period costumes. There is a camel to visit after the tour and complimentary ginger cookies and warm... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked online to tour the house, museum and grounds. When we arrived we found that they don't do a great job restricting visitor numbers through the house. We waited over half an hour past our reservation time just to get in line. This line snaked unbroken through the house tour and we were kept moving. I know it was... More 

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