Mount Vernon Tour: Explore George Washington's Estate
37 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
(37 Ratings)
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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
Oct 30, 2022
Living in past history - Seeing the mansion snd the replication of a past time in history. Glad to have time to explore snd grounds and see the vastness of the estate
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Oct 26, 2022
Must do - I loved the drive through Alexandria. The tour was well done but I advise people to have a snack on them as to get to the cafeteria you have to go through and past the museum and then out and around again. It’s not a big deal but I was starving. The museum was fantastic with great movies. We needed all the time we were given on the tour. The driver was well informed
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Apr 19, 2023
Amazing experience. - Tour of the grounds and mansion was amazing and educational. The drive was erratic and at times tense.
Review provided by Viator
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
Mar 30, 2023
Just a bus ride to Mount Vernon - This tour was very disappointing. It is essentially a bus ride to Mount Vernon. You can drive to Mount Vernon and see it yourself. Not sure what we were paying for. Bus driver dropped us off and told us to meet back at the bus AFTER the site closed. He didn’t even know the hours for Mount Vernon. Drive through Alexandria was just a drive. No stops. Driver not that knowledgeable with the history either.
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
May 2024