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Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
Phone Number:
+1 703-780-2000
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Come share the fascinating moments of America’s first family with yours at...

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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Wonderful living history

Visited this lovely home of our first president twice. Once when our children were small and last summer with my 20 something adult daughter.Both times enjoyed the enthusiasm of... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this lovely home of our first president twice. Once when our children were small and last summer with my 20 something adult daughter.Both times enjoyed the enthusiasm of our tour guides. Appreciated the elegance of the home, the tranquility of the gardens, and the joyfulness of the new born lambs. The vista from the front porch over looking the... More 

Thank Kyle S
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've brought my 8th graders here for 12 years in a row. This review is only for this visit, not for the full experience, which can be fantastic. To accommodate the rise in crowds, they have moved to a timed system for touring the mansion. We had tickets for 10:35. We toured the grounds for an hour prior, but when... More 

Thank Kathy M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to Mount Vernon and so glad we made time to go. The tour was interesting. Just know there is a fair amount of walking. We ate lunch at the restaurant and were very happy with our service, menu selections and portion sizes. My wife had the meatloaf. Oh, was it every good. We also have... More 

Thank Neal L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I spent 6 hours here and still didn't fully take it all in. Plenty of parking and fairly easy to get through the ticket line. I made stops at every location and even took in some demonstrations (fiber making, sheep shearing, colonial music, etc.). I also purchased the premium house tour which I would recommend. This gives you access to... More 

Thank Dewayne P
Spring, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great way to learn about George Washington. If you think you know the man think again. We are blessed as Americans to have someone as multi-faceted as George Washington. You need at least 4+ hours to explore this place. Between the videos, the tours, the re-enactments, and the walks around the place you won't be able to see... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth the trip. A good 4 hours and pleased to have been. Stunning countryside with a lovely early georgian house. Tastefully presented and you are helped by informative staff. Go early in the day to avoid the later delay due to visits over running (timed tickets for the house). Information centre was excellent. A DC MUST SEE

Thank drrich
Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Washington DC in April, and traveled to Virginia to see Mt. Vernon. The lines took about an hour and fifteen minutes even though it was a weekday. As you walk in the line there are little components to Washington's house such as an area for the blacksmith and the slave's quarters. It was difficult to see inside... More 

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St Neots, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is about 15 miles from Washington and in a taxi cost $40 each way. This is an excellent all day experience with e caption all organisation in ensuring everybody can see everything in a comfortable manner. Lots to see and an is an interesting insight into the of slaves. As an aside, a good place to see eagles -... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We bought tickets online to go see Mount Vernon at 10am. When we got there, there were numerous school tours. We spoke with the employee there and they asked us to come back in a couple hours but we had another commitment in Washington. With the amount of kids in front of us there was no way to be able... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We purchased advanced tickets which I would suggest to anyone planning on visiting and taking a tour of the house. You bypass the ticket line and go right to the line where you enter the house. Also spend the money on the Premium tour, we thought it was worth it. We were running late and arrived about 10 minutes late... More 

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