This place is great to get away from downtown DC for the day. The grounds are well kept and beautiful. There are a lot of things to see, so plan on most of the day. The house tour is nice but no photos can be taken inside. The various videos are interesting in providing history of George and the estate. The view of the Potomac from the porch is very nice. The attached museum has interesting exhibits. If you are planning on eating there, avoid the cafeteria style food court and head to the Mount Vernon Inn. The prices are very reasonable and you get a freshly prepared meal that tastes good. The turkey pie is delicious and the deserts were not bad either. Don't forget to check out the Grist Mill and Distillery on your way back to town. It is now included in your ticket and is worth a stop.