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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 1 week ago via mobile

Was expecting a thoughtful tour of Washington's home and some information about his life and his role in our nation's history. But Mount Vernon is so much more; it is the opportunity to go back in history to really learn about this great man and...More

Thank stephen96821
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mount Vernon has a lot to recommend it, whether for a short visit or the better part of a day. The grounds alone are beautiful and worth the price of admission, but to get the full experience you really need to do the tours, the...More

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 1 week ago

we stopped on the way home and the two hours there was educational. very nice and informative. not cheap but worth it.

Thank gary a
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a Virginia resident, I appreciate the influx of tourists into our state. As an educator, I appreciate that so many people are interested in US history. We had put off visiting Mount Vernon for years, since we don't like crowds. And indeed, on a...More

Thank Momica P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled here by metro and shuttle bus. The mansion is fascinating and there is a lot to see in the grounds. Well worth the effort of getting there!

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to Mount Vernon a few days ago with my dad on a road trip and it was everything I hoped it would be! When you purchase your ticket you get a tour of the mansion itself and some of the grounds. After the...More

Thank Kaitlyn A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to Mount Vernon a few times. But this was the first time I went on a guided tour. I highly recommend a guided tour. You learn so much more about George Washington, his life, this amazing place and more. What an amazing person...More

Thank A. Vinnie V
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing experience to be able to walk thru rooms where General Washington sat and penned documents that shaped American History. The views from the back porch over the Potomac were spectacular! It was stately by todays standards looking over the huge green lawn....More

Thank michellesW5312IV
Reviewed 1 week ago

The mansion tour is interesting and infirmativ. The view from the back porch is amazing! However, the walk to the tombs and garden requires great effort in the return since it is uphill back to the house. It is unpaved walkways with lots of rugged...More

2  Thank mrstmath
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time here. I am amazed at the innovation and property for the time period. This is a must see for everyone. Simply Amazing.

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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
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