I was in DC with my 15 year old daughter and six year old son and only planned to take a quick tour of the mansion, the weather was freezing. We ended up staying at Mount Vernon the entire day. The actual house tour was informative and nice. The new Interpretive Center is amazing. So many things to see. It has 6 or 8 short movies or presentations and countless exhibits. Don't miss the special effects movie on the Revelutionary War. Both kids spent a great deal of time in the interpretive center and were in no hurry to leave. There is a museum, two large gift shops, a food court and a restaurant. We ate at the restaurant, The Mount Vernon Inn. Servers are in costume, feels like you are in an 18th century tavern. Food was really good and surprisingly inexpensive. There are also countless other buildings to visit, as well as the president's tomb.
All three of us highly recommend the Mount Vernon Estate. Plan to spend all day!
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