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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
+1 703-780-2000
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Reviewed June 27, 2016

No wonder Washington loved this place so much, it has everything: sprawling grounds, cool woods, water front... We made a day trip here and I'm so glad we did. We were on guard because we had heard bad reviews about the staff, but the only...More

1  Thank Shauna M
BrianMV, Guest Experience Team at George Washington's Mount Vernon, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2016

Thank you for visiting George Washington's Mount Vernon and for taking the time to share your feedback. We regret to hear if you experienced any rude behavior inside the Mansion. Please know that we expect more from our staff, just as Washington would. We hope...More

Reviewed June 26, 2016

Touring Mount Vernon included lots of walking. Glad we had comfortable shoes. The grounds are beautiful! I recommend loading the app onto your I-phone and save the $7 for the audio tour which is loaded onto an I-phone. But be sure to have a full...More

2  Thank Karinmch
Reviewed June 26, 2016

Incredible piece of American history that has been impeccably maintained. The grounds and views, especially from behind the home, are fantastic. Truly an incredible experience. If you're a history nerd, you'll love this place.

1  Thank Devin H
Reviewed June 25, 2016

Make time to see Mount Vernon as a highlight and not an afterthought. It's memorable, the much loved home of a legendary couple. George Washington deserves the title of "larger than life" as does Martha. As a young man until his death this home was...More

2  Thank gogogirlsouthland
Reviewed June 25, 2016

What a grand attraction this has become. I used to live in the area in the 1970's and have visited the site infrequently since I moved away. The restoration work, the thoughtfulness of the historical presentations and the management of the site is wonderful. Thanks...More

1  Thank Drake972
BrianMV, Guest Experience Team at George Washington's Mount Vernon, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words about George Washington's Mount Vernon. We are pleased that you enjoyed the more recent additions we have made to the estate to aid us in telling a fuller story of Washington's life and legacy....More

Reviewed June 25, 2016

George Washington's Mount Vernon is an immersive historical experience. The landscaping is remarkable. The historic artifacts help one to understand what it was like to live in that time period. This is also a great place for dogs, as it's quite dog friendly. I didn't...More

1  Thank dcs1548
Reviewed June 25, 2016

We visited Mount Vernon on a hot afternoon. There is a very nice visitor's center with a museum which is accessible to all. The home did not seem to be wheelchair accessible. There is a lot of walking if you want to see everything. All...More

3  Thank sharonjxn2
Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

This was my 2nd trip to Mount Vernon; I love this place and wanted to bring my husband and children to see. To walk where George Washington walked, to feel the staircase banister that he would have held on to, to roam his estate, and...More

2  Thank Greenapple05
Reviewed June 24, 2016

The grounds and house are beautiful and well maintained. When you buy your ticket, you are assigned a time to tour the house, very much like an amusement park. You walk through the house in a queue instead of small guided groups. Walking through is...More

Thank Kimberly Z
BrianMV, Guest Experience Team at George Washington's Mount Vernon, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2016

Thank you for sharing your review of George Washington's Mount Vernon. As America's most visited historic home, we face the unique challenge of providing access to Washington's home to our over one million annual guests. We strive to provide a tour that is both orderly...More

Reviewed June 24, 2016

If you're going to the D.C. area, you have to check out Mount Vernon. It was the highlight of my last trip there. It is unbelievable to see the actual bed George Washington slept on and a lot of his actual belongings. I love history,...More

1  Thank mitchlamb111
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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