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Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
Phone Number: 703-780-2000
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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
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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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$17.00*
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Mount Vernon Admission Ticket
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$48.00*
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Mount Vernon Bike Trail: Independent Tour with Optional Potomac River Cruise
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$50.91*
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In the Footsteps of George Washington: Day Cruise to Mount Vernon

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Great views of the Potomac

I hadn't visited Mount Vernon since elementary school but visited again last weekend. We did the basic mansion tour and sightseeing cruise. Mansion tour was $17 and cruise was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Mount Jackson, Virginia
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Mount Jackson, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I hadn't visited Mount Vernon since elementary school but visited again last weekend. We did the basic mansion tour and sightseeing cruise. Mansion tour was $17 and cruise was $11 which I thought was reasonable. I enjoy history and found both parts of the tour informative and worthwhile. The house tour was really quick though, only like 20-25 minutes. I... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family genuinely enjoyed Mount Vernon. From the dynamic tour of the mansion, to the beautiful gardens and the interactive experiences with the tour guides (including a real, working blacksmith!), we found the whole day to be informative and enjoyable. The restaurant was very good, too.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I'll start out by saying first, we were English visitors to mount vernon, which would skew my view of the site. I would say that if you are not American or really into George Washington the mansion/grounds aren't that impressive. Totally spoilt by living in London but the building isn't a patch on European historic homes. I would say though... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A recent trip to Mount Vernon revealed interesting aspects of George Washington's personality and life. Site renovations are well done and add to the success of this venue. The exterior grounds are impressive. Prepare to stay for several hours to do this place justice. Try going in "off seasons" to really enjoy the mansion and landscape.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm a museum junkie, Mt. Vernon fed my craving for history. We were in town to visit old friends and they suggested visiting Mt. Vernon rather than take the train into DC. It was a great suggestion! I ran out of time to see it all. Loved the grounds on a spectacular autumn day, mansion was lovingly restored with knowledgeable... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The mansion and grounds are beautiful. The docents are well informed and friendly. It was good to see the changes made since my last visit. They seem to give a more complete picture of George Washington and his times. The museum is also great. I wish I had more time to spend absorbing all of the information.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wasn't sure what to expect of our first President's home, but I must say it was well worth the price and time spent here. The actual mansion was a very small part of the grounds tour. President Washington did pass away in the house and the room open for view. The grounds were vast and much to be seen. I... More 

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Sun City Center, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just can't visit everything in one afternoon, must plan for all day at the very least. Motivated volunteers made tour enjoyable!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited Mount Vernon and greatly enjoyed the Mansion and grounds, which had clearly been expertly and authentically restored. We were particularly delighted that the view from the piazza had been preserved as Washington would have seen it. Unfortunately we were horrified by the appalling noise at the Museum and Education Center. The exhibits were well presented and informative,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I lo e historical sites a nd ha e visited several historical homes. This is the best I have seen. The Mt Vernon Ladies. Ha ave done a wonderful job of preserving the history while making it accessible for all to see. It takes a while to see all of it and th e y ha e done t-shirt at... More 

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