Mount Vernon Tour: Explore George Washington's Estate
39 Ratings
Embark on a half-day guided tour to Mount Vernon, George Washington's estate. Explore the grounds, visit the tomb of George and Martha Washington, and drive through scenic Old Alexandria.
Duration: 5 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Washington Monument - Our tour guide will talk about the history and facts related to Washington Monument.
    The Washington Monument, designed by Robert Mills and eventually completed by Thomas Casey and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, honors and memorializes George Washington at the center of the nation’s capital. The structure was completed in two phases of construction, one private (1848-1854) and one public (1876-1884). Built in the shape of an Egyptian obelisk, evoking the timelessness of ancient civilizations, the Washington Monument embodies the awe, respect, and gratitude the nation felt for its most essential Founding Father. When completed, the Washington Monument was the tallest building in the world at 555 feet, 5-1/8 inches.
What's Included
  • Entry fees and a reserved mansion tour time at Mount Vernon
  • Access to George and Martha Washington’s Tomb
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour of Mount Vernon Estate and Museum
  • Passage through historic sights including Robert E Lee’s home and Christ Church
  • Drive on the scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway
  • All fees & taxes included for convenience
  • Multi-Lingual Audio Tours available in English, Spanish, French, and Chinese
  • Half-Day Guided Tour experience from DC
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Embark on a half-day guided tour to the historic sites of Mount Vernon and Old Alexandria, formerly owned by George Washington, from Washington DC. Enjoy the picturesque drive through the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Alexandria, passing numerous landmarks such as the Christ Church, the George Washington Masonic Temple, and the childhood home of Robert E Lee.

Once you reach Mount Vernon, you’ll be provided with a self-guided audio tour of the estate and museum, which allows you to examine the various buildings scattered through the property. Also, don’t miss the chance to pay a visit to the gravesites of George and Martha Washington and other attractions within America’s most celebrated estate.

• Guided tour of George Washington’s Mount Vernon & Old Alexandria
• Entry to George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate
• An informative Self-Lead Audio Tour of the Mount Vernon Estate and Museum
• The privilege to visit George and Martha Washington’s Tomb
• A scenic drive on the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Old Alexandria
• Passing by notable places such as Robert E Lee’s house, Christ Church, George Washington Masonic Temple

400 New Jersey Ave NW
New Jersey Avenue Northwest
Two and half blocks away from Union Station on the corner of E street and New Jersey Ave NW
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
(39 Ratings)
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May 22, 2024
Mt Vernon - It was a wonderful tour. The driver Robert was great at telling history on the drive and the van was very comfortable. I would recommend this tour
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Oct 12, 2023
A good tour - This tour is run by very good folks who look after their guests very well. I recommend this tour to everyone.
Review provided by Viator
May 31, 2023
A must see - Bus driver / guide excellent .. great info given to us .. very knowledgeable snd informative .. great !
Review provided by Viator
May 15, 2023
Trip to Mt Vernon - Our driver was well informed and funny. Perhaps stay away from political discussion though. Otherwise we really appreciated his local knowledge.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 31, 2023
Great tour - The bud tour guide was wonderful, I would recommend taking the early tour as ours was the 2:00pm and we were 20minutes late being picked up and there was a long line to tour Washington house and the grounds closed at 4:00 so that’s all of MT Vernon that we got to see that evening, however my group was very impressed by the knowledge and history that was given by the bus tour guide and so I gave 5 stars!! Will be taking another tour back again when in town next!
Review provided by Viator
Apr 19, 2023
Amazing experience. - Tour of the grounds and mansion was amazing and educational. The drive was erratic and at times tense.
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Apr 14, 2023
Not enough time. - Amazing Property and History. Was disappointed in the staging of the Mansion. Dont expect to be able to see it all. This event is really a whole day event. We only got to really see a third of the property in the time alotted. Great tour of Alexandria afterwards. Excellent drive/tour guide.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 3, 2023
March 28 tour with Zohery driver Robert - Our van driver Robert was very helpful. He checked our personal wheelchair with hotel staff; procured one for us once at Mt. Vernon. Due to our physical limitations, we could not get to as many parts of the estate we would have liked. It would have been cool and helpful if there was a faster mode of transportation such as an electric cart, or something, which could have ferried us to places such as the tomb and cemetery. It was nice that the bottom level of the mansion was accessible with ramps. Myself being visually impaired, I would have liked the opportunity to touch more of the architecture--fire places, mantlepieces, etc. People on the tour with us were also very helpful with pushing my friend's chair from time to time.
Review provided by Viator
May 19, 2024
Go on your own - Let me start by saying if you want to go to Mount Vernon, go - just go on your own. This was a wonderful experience. The grounds are beautiful and rich in history and culture. And there is soooo much to see and do there. It's better not to be restricted by time. Robert was our guide and he was good, but he mostly talks on the way there and back. Most of it is interesting, but Mount Vernon is done on your own. When they say you "pass by" Robert E Lee's house, they aren't joking. I didn't even see it because he was telling us where it was as we were passing it, so if that's an interest for you, I'm sure that you can find it on your own and actually get some pics. And Alexandria is just driving around and him pointing out stores and restaurants, not really anything of interest. This is also something you can do on your own. I would totally go to Mount Vernon again, but I would not do this tour.
Review provided by Viator
Apr 18, 2024
Change the attitude - Our driver was not in the designated pick up area. We had to find him. He had a bad attitude while driving. He was honking at other drivers and rolled through stop signs. When he stopped at a light he always stopped in the crosswalk. The information he provided was nice, but the actual drive would have been much better without the attitude.
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024