Mount Vernon Tour: Historical Day Trip
734 Ratings
Embark on a historical day trip to Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington. Explore the mansion, gardens, and farms, and learn about colonial life on this guided tour.
Duration: 5 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee - Pass by the childhood home of Robert E. Lee.
  • Lee-Fendall House - Drive by the Lee-Fendall House in Old Alexandria.
  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon - Upon arrival, watch a brief introduction video. Them take a tour of George Washington’s Mansion. After your tour, you’ll have free time to explore the rest of the estate at your leisure before returning back to DC.

Food Court and Gift Shop available at this location.

  • Potomac River - Pass by the Potomac River
  • Alexandria’s Christ Church - Pass by Alexandria’s Christ Church
  • Old Town Waterfront - Pass by Old Town Waterfront in Alexandria
  • 523 Queen St - Smallest TOWN HOUSE in Old Town
  • George Washington Memorial Parkway - A drive on the parkway all the way to the Mansion
  • 508 Cameron St - George washington’s Town House
  • King Street & South Washington Street - GORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC TEMPLE
What's Included
  • Half-Day trip to George Washington’s Mount Vernon from Washington DC
  • Entry fees to the estate and reserved time to tour George Washington’s Mansion
  • Scenic drive through Old Alexandria with sights including the home of Robert E. Lee
  • Watch an introductory video upon arrival at Mount Vernon
  • Enjoy the freedom to explore the estate at your leisure
  • Knowledgeable Licensed Tour Guide accompanying the tour
What's Not Included
  • Lunch (food court available at Mount Vernon)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Additional Information

Join this educational tour that narrates the life of George Washington, the inaugural president of the United States, as we walk through Mount Vernon, his residence for more than four decades. On this historic site, you will get a chance to explore the mansion, landscaped gardens, farms and other structures that represent life during the colonial period on a majestic estate. The tour concludes with a bus journey through Old Town Alexandria, visiting numerous crucial historical sites, some of which were frequented by George Washington himself.

  • Tours depart from 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, D.C., DC 20001, USA. Tour operator details provided on your ticket after purchase.
  • Accessibility: our vehicles are unable to accommodate wheelchairs unless the passenger is able to stand and board the bus
400 New Jersey Ave NW
New Jersey Avenue Northwest
Meet your tour guide at the Hyatt Regency Hotel (close to Union Station Metro). Address: 400 New Jersey Ave. NW Washington DC 20001 Please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to tour start time.
Cancellation Policy

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

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May 30, 2024
Good trip - Driver positive energy added a lot to excursion. We also enjoyed the loose structure where we were free to navigate the visit on our own after initial orientation by driver
Review provided by Viator
May 25, 2024
Nice morning adventure - Great ride to the site, with a funny but knowledgeable guide. Wish I knew ahead of time is was a school outing day for fairfax county but it didn’t dim the day and event.
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May 17, 2024
A great day! - My grandkids (13 & 16) and I really enjoyed Mount Vernon. We all learned so much about our first president and his home. It's very beautiful and well maintained.
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May 11, 2024
Very good guide - Looking at the Washington estate. The details view of Alexandria. The grounds were beautiful and lot of beautiful flowers
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May 4, 2024
Very Informative - We enjoyed the drive to Mr. Vernon. Very informative driver. He gave us lots of the history of George Washington. We were given plenty of time to visit the mansion and walk the grounds. On our way back he took us on a little tour of Alexandria and some more info coming back into DC
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Apr 27, 2024
The tour was in time, and flowed well from beginning to the end when we were dropped off. Very good experience for us. - Our driver / tour guide , Robert was outstanding. The tour itself was very good. The grounds were impeccable and all staff were knowledgeable and professional.
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Apr 24, 2024
Interesting history - Our guide Bobby, provided a fun and educational tour through Old Towne Alexandria and then dropped us at Mount Vernon. Highly recommend this tour of Mount Vernon to explore the property and learn about the Washington family. Our group learned a lot.
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May 21, 2024
Mt Vernon is a must see! - The drive to and from Mt. Vernon was so beautiful, the site itself was spectacular and a privilege to see and going through Alexandria was also lovely and a real bonus. We hit a lot of traffic returning to D.C. but our driver was very skilled in navigating around it which we appreciated very much. We did get some interesting information from our driver but would have actually liked a little less talk especially on the way home. Still…would definitely recommend the trip!
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May 21, 2024
History of the area - Day ended up being several hours shorter than advertised. Would have liked a short stop in Alexandria.
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May 15, 2024
ENSLAVED PEOPLE OF MT. VERNON TOUR A DISAPPOINTMENT - Today we went to George Washington's Mansion. I enjoyed it and want to go back. I want a more thorough house tour without as many people. The slavery tour was horrible. They were very critical of George Washington and seemed to hold him to today's standards. George Washington , although he was a slave holder fought for the freedoms that led to the abolishment of slavery. Slavery was bad and I enjoyed some of the stories but the lady leading our tour dishonored him and put almost no weight on the good things he did as the father of our nation. How utterly disrespectful!!! Our cameras went dead. We were able to recharge just enough to get a couple pictures inside the house and it died again. We will go back again.
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up to 9 guests
1 Adult
July 2024