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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

I came by boat on one of the river cruises and thoroughly enjoyed both the boat trip and the tour of Mount Vernon. What more can I say? If you have any interest whatsoever in American history then you should come here at some point.

Thank Passepartout_888
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit. It was hot but that wasn't any fault of theirs. Prob would have spent more time viewing grounds if we had came in spring or autumn. Learned a lot about our first President!

Thank freedomspradley
Reviewed 2 days ago

A great tour of General George Washington's home. It explains his interest in agriculture and his fascination with expanding his knowledge base.

Thank NMC324
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I'd been to mount Vernon a couple times but not since the major new facility in 2006. Mount Vernon is now a full fledged museum on par with Presidential libraries all while containing the historic manor home and buildings and the tomb. Washington was perhaps...More

Thank Josh K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Rude employees, overpriced for what you get, and out of the way from everything else cool in the D.C. area.

Thank Madhu R
Reviewed 4 days ago

We always have an annual membership because our dog loves Mount Vernon so much. I highly recommend the "All the President's Pups" tour on Saturdays when the weather is warm. There are lots of extra events year round. During the Christmas season there are additional...More

Thank StacyAnn70
Reviewed 4 days ago

So happy we took the time to do this. We missed it on our last visit to this area and made sure to hit it this time. You need to spend at least half a day to see everything. Don't skip the tour of the...More

Thank kcslatts
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great time exploring Mount Vernon. The restored buildings on the property are well maintained and have signs providing historical context that takes you back to the time of George Washington. The learning center on the property is excellent with plenty of things...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We booked a private tour led by Gail for our family and we also had a character performance with Patty Peter (Martha Parke Custis Peter) Martha Dandridge Washington's Granddaughter at the tavern for lunch. The tour was given by golf cart around the grounds. We...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 6 year old daughter and 9 year old son and they both enjoyed our morning/early afternoon. We did the grounds first since it was June and hot. Then we cooled off in the museum. We were there about 4 hours. It was...More

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Brad M
What's the easiest and most affordable way to get here if I don't have a car? I'll be w/ my 11 year old daughter.
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
Can someone recommend a nice nearby place for a family picnic after our visit to Mount Vernon? Thanks!
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
After asking a previous question, I have since learned that I can take a connector bus from the Huntington Metro that will drop me off in front of the Mount Vernon Visitors Center. Does anyone know how often these buses run at what time their first and last stops are?
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