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George Washington's Mount Vernon

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
+1 703-780-2000
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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 action-packed theaters, fascinating exhibits and meet characters from Washington’s world. Admire the view of the peaceful Potomac, or hop on board a sightseeing cruise. It’s a place where history truly comes to life.
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  • Average5%
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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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"mansion tour"
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"education center"
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"food court"
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"slave quarters"
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"national treasure"
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"his life"
in 108 reviews
"potomac river"
in 333 reviews
"american history"
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"the main house"
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"grounds are beautiful"
in 97 reviews
"third floor"
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"george washington"
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"gift shop"
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"washington's home"
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"ask questions"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fun to visit and kind of awe inspiring to see the place where he died, The house was much smaller than I thought it would be. The view from the Back porch is really nice.

Thank Ask Y
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Brilliant trip to George Washington's Estate. Gorgeous place well worth the 1/2 hour journey. Go by Metro to Huntingdon and get the bus, very easy bus and metro are just $2.75 each. Staff lovely. Book tour early, we did house and then the National Treasure...More

Thank Lesley C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was impressed with the level of knowledge the guides had. I also like that there were some original pieces that were owned by the Washingtons still in the house. The wording of some of the placards was troubling. Instead of calling them *slaves* they...More

Thank Kym L
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Mt. Vernon is beautiful and the grounds, the burial crypt, and the museum are the highlights of the venue. Overlooking the Potomac it is easy to understand why Washington loved his home. While the other presidential home tours of the area provide a guided tour...More

Thank Jennifer E
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Pathways are very difficult to push wheel chair on. 2nd floor of mansion is not accessible for wheelchairs although that is where there is most to see.1st floor is under renovation so not much to see. While my husband went up to see the upstairs...More

Thank L1746YBsharonh
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Reviewed 4 days ago

While Staying in National Harbor we drove about 35 mins to Mount Vernon. Haven't been here since I was a kid. We bought our tickets online and saved a few dollars. We got in line for a tour of George Washington's house. I have to...More

Thank Theresa r
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A trip to DC wouldn't be complete without a trip to Mt. Vernon. The Mansion is intriguing, the view of the Potomac is beautiful, the grounds are lovely and the buildings are historic, but the museum is first rate! It is for young and old...More

Thank MusicMama
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I first visited Mount Vernon as a boy 50 + years ago,and was floored with its simple beauty and matchless setting.I’ve seen a lot of scenery since,but on a recent return visit,I was impressed by the changes the private foundation which maintains Mount Vernon has...More

Thank Julian H
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a must see. Great tour guides. Beautiful property. Take your time and see as much as you can.

Thank GRILLAGGIE
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great trip anytime but especially nice in Sept and Oct. cool weather makes it more enjoyable and they have some nice events for the family. The view of the patio at is the best. The restaurant is so nice and the food was very...More

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Colleen P
15 July 2018|
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Response from jfm14 | Reviewed this property |
We went on a weekday in the summer. I’d guess that’s better than a weekend. It was busy but not overcrowded.
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_rooktube1
30 May 2018|
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Response from mgard11 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code that I saw. I would imagine that shoes and shirts are required.
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Senior5510
30 May 2018|
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Response from mgard11 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, there will be only one photo op from the boat. That would be the front of the mansion. As for the boat, I know nothing. We took the DCTrails bus tour with Charles Smith
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