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  2. Virginia
  3. Washington, DC
  4. George Washington's Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon: George Washington Mansion Timed Tour

Product ID: 196442
Enjoy timed tour entry to George & Martha Washington’s elegant home and learn about the life and legacy of America's first president. Discover beautiful gardens, 2 museums, the gravesite, heritage breed animals and majestic views across the Potomac River.
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Valid 1 day
Starting times 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore one of the most iconic 18th-century homes in America
  • Visit the final resting place of George and Martha Washington
  • Take a self-guided tour of the estate including Washington’s gardens, slave quarters, a reconstructed blacksmith shop, and heritage breed animals
  • Find out about Washington’s successful business enterprises at the reconstructed gristmill and whiskey distillery (April-October)
  • Watch the American Revolution come to life in a 4-D theater
Full description
Once a vibrant 18th-century plantation, George Washington's Mount Vernon estate is now one of the nation's most visited historic sites and an incomparable national treasure. Enter the building with pre-reserved timed tour tickets. Marvel at one of the most iconic 18th-century homes in America which has been restored to how it looked in 1799 - the year George Washington died there.

Make a self-guided tour of the estate, with sweeping views of the Potomac River, and discover how Washington created the fine landscape and beautiful gardens. Witness the final resting place of George and Martha Washington, the Slave Burial Ground, the Orangery, Slave Quarters, as well as many period outbuildings containing historical artifacts such as George Washington's carriages.

Next head inside the museum and education center where you will see original objects, such as his famous dentures. Watch the American Revolution come to life in a 4-D theater where it snows every day. Also located in the education center is the new first-person interactive experience, 'Be Washington' which uses immersive media to put you in Washington's position as you tackle the same tough leadership challenges he faced as general and as president.

Visit the fully functioning reconstructions of George Washington's Distillery and Gristmill, located 2.7 miles from the estate's main entrance (April - October, free shuttle service provided). See the mighty gears turning and the stones grinding at the Gristmill, where Washington produced flour and cornmeal. And within the functioning distillery, once one of the largest whiskey distilleries in America, you can see where George Washington's whiskey is still made.
  • Admission ticket to George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • Timed entry ticket for the guided tour of the mansion
  • Self-guided tour of Mount Vernon Estate
  • Entrance to George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill
  • Entry to both the Museum and the Education Center
  • Shuttle service to Gristmill and Distillery
What’s Not Included
  • Specialty tours
  • Other enhancements (audio tours, rental devices, sightseeing cruises)

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Meeting point

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121, USA. George Washington's Mount Vermont is located 16 miles/26 km south of Washington, D.C. Take the George Washington Parkway south to its southern end point.

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Important information
Know before you go
• The start time on your ticket is the start time for the Guided Tour of the Mansion; the Mansion is about a 20-minute walk from the entrance - so please be sure to arrive at Mount Vernon at least 30 minutes ahead of the Mansion Tour time
• Much of the estate is outdoor and walking is required; please wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing
• Plan at least 3 hours for your visit, shorter visits are also possible
• All bags and containers larger than 16x16x8 inches are prohibited from entering the property
• Outside food or drink (except water) are prohibited
• Dogs are welcome on the grounds but are not allowed inside the Mansion or museum
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Restaurant: hostess was rude and never made eye contact. We asked for a table On Sunday for two at 1:15. There were 4 or 5 tables of people eating. The restaurant was empty and without even looking at us said there would be a 25 minute wait. Ridiculous. She doesn’t deserve her job.

February 25, 2020

Arrived early. Our family ate breakfast at the Mount Vernon Inn ( on site) which was ridiculously overpriced. $8.00 for children’s French Toast....1 slice of bread with unripe fresh fruit. $8.00 for children’s bacon and egg with same unripe fresh fruit....no toast & bacon was rock hard and old. $18. For cold eggs Benedict. While the restaurant looks lovely.....I’d suggest you skip $75. For an unsatisfying breakfast for 4, including tip was excessive and NOT worth the $. Mount Vernon itself was a magnificent trip.....educational, sprawling, beautiful, touching with dedicated staff everywhere to assist. Museum on site was interactive, which my grandsons enjoyed immensely. The short film on the American Revolution is a must see for anyone over the age of 7. Plan to spend the whole day. Bring drinks and snacks and wear comfortable shoes. Plan to go to Wharf and visit all gardens, slave memorial and Washington’s tomb.

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