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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

We brought our three children to Mt. Vernon after our son did a project on George Washington. We purchased behind the scene passes as well as general admission tickets. For the money, I highly recommend behind the scene passes. You get to avoid the crowds...More

Thank YMC323
Reviewed yesterday

It is best if you can buy your tickets on line and plan around your tour time. Be sure to google "Mount Vernon promo code" and see if there are any discounts that you can apply to your tickets.(We saved $20 on four tickets this...More

Thank bliming
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is just a 15 minute drive from Alexandria Old Town VA. This is a must see if you are near Alexandria or Richmond and truly mesmerizing. The mansion is very well preserved, and the visitor and museum areas are well kept and maintained. Go...More

Thank ValueSaver
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Decided this morning to swing by before we left Virginia so glad we came early to avoid the crowds in the heat the property was a beautiful

Thank Holli S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed seeing where George Washington and his family lived. Glad they are restoring this important legacy. The rooms were very beautiful and was awed that we were walking where this important family walked. Tour was very nice and not expensive but very hot so take...More

Thank Ellie C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went 13 yrs ago and it has changed a lot from then to today. The house and grounds were awesome to see. Unfortunately when we went the vault doors to George Washington were closed due to the heat. The tour was very informative and the...More

Thank littlewarrior43
Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved Mount Vernon. So much history. Loved all of it. The grounds are beautiful. They had some actors playing George Washington and Martha Washington. They were incredible. They totally played the part. They spoke as if they were George and Martha in their time....More

Thank iamafairadvisor
Reviewed 4 days ago

Mount Vernon is a true piece of American history. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes because if you want to view the whole estate you will be going up and down hills. This is not a place for very young children as they will...More

Thank retphcs
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the hottest days of the summer means take lots of water... be prepared for lots of walking. There was also some restoration going on but that did not hinder our tours or viewing of the grounds. Many of the buildings were air conditioned...More

Thank tlenderman79
Reviewed 5 days ago

While the mansion wasn't all that impressive on the inside, the grounds surrounding it are very impressive. The "actors" playing the members of Washington's family and workers did a great and convincing job. This is a very educational place that you should defiantly take your...More

Thank Jeff F
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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