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George Washington's Mount Vernon: Tours & Tickets

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Come share the fascinating moments of America’s first family with yours at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Explore the beautiful mansion and grounds and get to know the man, the ideas and the values that founded a nation. Dive into history through...more
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
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Reviewed today

This was our first visit to Mount Vernon. A very eye opening experience into the life of the elite during the colonial period. And even though he would have been considered a part of the elite - he sacrificed much for our country. We wish...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Johnny B
Reviewed yesterday

Booked a tour time to visit the mansion on the property. Don't stress about making the tour time as it is self-guided and you will only be let into the mansion after the designated time. Tour guides were stationed throughout the mansion and were a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank HobokenMatt2019
Reviewed yesterday

There was much to do and see at Mt. Vernon. My husband and I truly enjoyed visiting this historic site. The tour of the mansion was interesting and very informative. Our guide was knowledgeable and did an excellent job. We also took one of the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jane P
Reviewed 3 days ago

We finally made it to visit Mount Vernon and are very glad we did. Having been to Washington several times Mount Vernon was on the bucket list, but we always got caught up in the sites of DC.....FINALLY we made it. Lovingly presented and preserved...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank tisim
Reviewed 3 days ago

George Washington's home and estate are perfectly situated on the Potomac River, with sweeping views, well-tended grounds and buildings galore. The visitor center is well organized and the staff are very helpful. As you walk up to the main house, you're taken by the vast...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ParkerSturbridge
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you just want to get the overall experience and say that you have been, you don't even have to do the mansion tour. We paid for our ticket, walked to the mansion, looking at it from the outside, walked to the backside of the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank EngelkingCGMN
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to visit. Lot's to see. Guides were extremely pleasant. Be prepared to do a lot of walking if you want to see it all. Parking lot to the gust center was a hike, as was the walk then to visit the Washington's home....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TSD51
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A long time item on bucket list. The view from the house is breathtaking. We went on the 9:15 tour with our guide Ellen. She was fantastic. The price and early time are worth it. A humbling experience to see the room and the bed...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mann545
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The formal tour is well-organized with timed-ticket entrances and then you’re free to explore the immense grounds on your own. There is scaffolding currently across the entire front of the mansion so photography is a bit challenging. However it is still completely worth a visit....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank wilsonhillworks
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour guide is the reason for 5 stars. The renovations took a lot away from the experience, but the tour inside made up for that. It has been years since I have been here. I'm really impressed with all that has been added.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Arnie H
11 July 2019|
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Response from Companion758368 | Reviewed this property |
The tour of the mansion is not a private tour; however it is a timed-tour. You will have to purchase tickets from the box-office for a specific time. The earlier you arrive at the site, the better of a chance to get in at a... More
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prepper
1 June 2019|
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Response from Chris L | Reviewed this property |
A simple answer is no to having the add-ons included in the general admission price. We did not use any of the add-ons and still found the place quite interesting. There is a lot to be discovered on a self-guided tour. You... More
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kermooch
16 April 2019|
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Response from KYJman | Reviewed this property |
I think this is a special request that you would need to contact a manager at Mount Vernon to discuss.
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