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Old Town Alexandria: Mount Vernon Sightseeing River Cruise

4.6 / 5

8 reviews

Old Town Alexandria: Mount Vernon Sightseeing River Cruise

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Enjoy a narrated cruise along the Potomac River to Mount Vernon, the estate of George and Martha Washington. This is the only round-trip cruise to Mount Vernon from Alexandria, Virginia.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy a relaxing narrated cruise along the Potomac River
  • Wander the Mount Vernon estate of President George Washington
  • Marvel at the beautiful gardens, scenic riverfront location, and colonial American architecture
  • Watch the American Revolution come to life in a 4-D theater
  • Visit George Washington's tomb
Full description
Experience a great American adventure on this boat trip to the home of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Enjoy a round-trip cruise from Alexandria to Mount Vernon, including entrance to the Mount Vernon estate. Start your tour with a fully narrated cruise down the Potomac River to Mount Vernon. Tour the gardens and grounds of this national historic landmark and learn the history of one of the country's most important leaders. Spend 3 full hours at the estate viewing the gardens, strolling the many trails, visiting the farm, and stopping by the many restaurants and shops, on a tour that allows you to travel back in history to the time of colonial America.
  • Round-trip cruise from Old Town Alexandria
  • Cruise narrated by an expert guide
  • Admission to Mount Vernon estate for a self-guided tour of the estate
  • Entry to Mount Vernon Museum and Education Center
  • Transportation to and from the Alexandria marina
  • Entry to the mansion at Mount Vernon
  • Food and beverages
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Your cruise departs from the wharf located behind the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions
  • Walking shoes are recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 8 reviews

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They need to be more efficient when docking the boat. Especially on an off the boat.

September 1, 2019

Nice boat ride but nothing special.

Boat was clean. Crew was nice. Not much in the way of interesting sites along the way. I expected more in the way of monuments. Could barely hear narration sitting outside. Not worth the money.

August 12, 2019

Great way to spend the day

Fun way to spend the day with a relaxing tour of the Potomac and plenty of time to see Mt. Vernon. Only suggestion is to educate everyone on your e-ticket.

July 6, 2019

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Product ID: 182261