Mount Vernon Tour: Explore Historic Alexandria
18 Ratings
Mount Vernon
Immerse yourself in history with a Mount Vernon tour and explore the charms of historic Old Town Alexandria. Enhance your Washington DC experience today!
Duration: 5 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon - Assigned tour guide will recount historical facts of the area while driving along the banks of the Potomac River through the GW Parkway. Upon arrival an 11-minute orientation film courtesy of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association; Continued by a guided visit of George Washington restored 1799 mansion. Leisure time on your own to walk and discover innovative farming practices that costumed interpreters demonstrate (April through October) Original and reconstructed buildings that shows what life was like on this 18th-century plantation, George & Martha Washington 1831 Tomb. Walk into the D.W Reynolds Museum where you will grasp GW legacy, experiencing the revolutionary war 4D theater, ending your visit at the gift shop.
  • Old Town - On your way back, 1749 Old Town Alexandria would be explored, pointing out relevant historical events and landmarks that are often overlooked by travelers. A sightseeing drive crossing the Potomac will bring us back into the nation’s capital, ending this wonderful and unique experience.
What's Included
  • Mansion Tour access included
  • Entry to Mount Vernon
What's Not Included
  • Lunch
Additional Information

Enhance your trip to Washington DC by making a stop at Mount Vernon, fill your historical knowledge gaps and bring the significant past events that impact our present alive.

Next, allow our guide to make you familiar with the delightful Old Town Alexandria, a location that has consistently been ranked among the Top 5 Best Small Cities by Condé Nast Traveler Reader since 2018.

When on a journey, the value is not just in the journey but also the importance of the sites visited, and that forms the core of our offering, setting us apart from others…!
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  • No handicap ramp accessible, however a lightweight transport fold & travel wheelchair can be accommodated.
George Washington's Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(18 Ratings)
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May 10, 2024
Great visit to Mount Vernon - We had a wonderful tour with Frank. He was so knowledgeable! The tour of the Mansion and grounds were beautiful and learned so much.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 14, 2024
Deep dive and a beautiful tour - Our guide Louie was fantastic and very patient with some crabby young ones in our group ha ha. He gave us a very knowledgeable and warm tour of mount Vernon and gave us a much richer experience than if we had just gone on our own. Worth the investment for this tour and highly recommend Louie as a guide!
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Feb 17, 2024
Very enjoyable and amazing experience at Mount Vernon - Very enjoyable and informative. Journal Tour was very accommodating and loved Frank our guide! We also booked the Private Washington DC Tour...100% recommended!
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Dec 20, 2023
Amazing half day tour of Mt Vernon and Alexandria - This was an amazing tour with Louie as the tour guide. He was so informative. It was just the right balance of telling us about Mount Vernon and DC generally and leaving us to explore the beautiful estate on our own. Highly recommend Louie and this tour
Review provided by Viator
Dec 18, 2023
Five Stars - Five Stars. Punctual. Informative. Frienndly. Right length for trip. Should offer water to hydrate. Guide is with you most on the time on-Site.
Review provided by Viator
Nov 17, 2023
Best way to see Mount Vernon - We had Louie as our driver and guide the previous day for the Washington DC Grand Tour. He came prepared. It rained the day we did this tour and he had umbrellas for us. He was amazing. Very professional, knowledgeable, attentive and patient. Highly recommend! Thank you, Louie! Highly recommend this company!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Oct 8, 2023
Highly Recommend! - Absolutely worth it! From start to finish, our experience was fantastic. Communication after booking the tour was clear and timely. Received a confirmation text the day before the tour and again the next morning. Received a text from the tour guide when he was about 5 minutes away from the pick up location. Frank, our tour guide, was friendly and accommodating, and full of knowledge that truly enhanced our day and the entire experience. He walked us around and explained everything, answering questions along the way, yet also gave us space to explore on our own. He was flexible when we wanted to spend more/less time in certain areas, while making sure we stayed on track with enough time to visit Alexandria, which was important for us. Highly recommend this tour and this tour company!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jul 28, 2023
Very Professional Tour Company - Great Day at Mt. Vernon - This is a really great tour company. Once I booked, I immediately received a confirmation and also received reminders regarding our upcoming tour. On the day of our tour, our tour guide texted me to let us know he had arrived, promptly and kindly greeted us and took us on the tour, as described. He chatted as we drove, giving us some background info on the area and Mt. Vernon so we were very well prepared once we arrived at the site. We were a little early for our scheduled house tour (they schedule and provide the tickets) so he walked us around the grounds pointing out other areas of interest. He also, promptly greeted us once we were done with the house tour to point out the gardens and other outbuildings. He then gave us a little free time to get something to eat and explore the museum. We then had a lovely drive through Old Town Alexandria on our way back to DC. It was very well run and professional. Louie, our tour guide, was, obviously, very experienced at his job. I almost wish, however, I had booked more time to explore some of Alexandria! We will have to do that on our next visit. For our family, this really was the perfect tour of Mt. Vernon. Thank you, Journal Tour!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
May 22, 2023
Best tour, must see, don’t miss it! - This tour was a great experience, my two sisters and I took our mother to DC as a Mother’s Day present. My mother speaks a little bit of English, so we selected the tour in Spanish. Our guide, Luis, (Luigi) was outstanding. Through story telling he painted a beautiful portrait of what we were about to experience. We could only imagine the times, the vestments, the beautiful scenes at Mt. Vernon and we weren’t there yet! This experience is definitely one to remember, not only because of how rich in history, but also because I shared it with my mother and sisters. I will definitely repeat it with my children in a couple years and hope Luigi is still there. Thank you for the amazing experience.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Apr 30, 2023
Very nice private tour - Our guide picked us up directly from our D.C. hotel and we drove directly to Mt. Vernon. He was courteous, knowledgeable and accommodating to our desires. Even though we ran past allotted time, we were not rushed. Much better than a group tour.
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up to 10 guests
July 2024