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Day Trip to Mount Vernon from Washington DC

By: DC Trails
Highlights
  • Avoid the hassle of navigating on your own outside the city
  • Ticket to Mount Vernon included: Explore at your own pace
  • Guide points out landmarks you may have missed on your own
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Day Trip to Mount Vernon from Washington DC
From US$56.00
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10am Mount Vernon Bus ToursMost Popular
Departs from 478 L'Enfant Plaza SW Washington, DC 20024
US$56.00
12pm Mount Vernon Bus Tours
Departs from 478 L'Enfant Plaza SW Washington, DC 20024
US$56.00
Overview
On this 4.5-hour round-trip tour to Mount Vernon, gain a whole new perspective on U.S. history. On the way, a guide provides fascinating historical background and stories about points of interest in Old Town Alexandria that are often unmarked and easy to miss. While most guided tours stick to rigid schedules, you are free to explore George Washington’s former home at your own pace.
What to Expect

Board the bus at L’Enfant Plaza in downtown DC. Rather than navigating out of the city on your own, sit back and listen to on-board commentary during the scenic 30-minute ride to Mount Vernon, home of George Washington.

During the drive, the guide points out landmarks you may have missed have you come on your own, including General Robert E. Lee’s boyhood home and a tavern once frequented by the Founding Fathers. Enjoy the sights of historic Alexandria from the comfort of the coach as you make your way to Mount Vernon.

On arrival, explore at your own pace. Visit the gardens overlooking the Potomac River, the slave memorial and burial grounds, the outbuildings, and the Washingtons’ tombs. No need to purchase tickets in advance, as they are included in the tour.

About 4.5 hours later, return with the guide to the tour’s original point of departure in Washington DC.

Reviews (190)
1 - 5 of 136 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
We touched the same stair railing as Washington, Jefferson, Adams and B. Franklin

This tour was from DC Trails, Inc. It was difficult finding the pick-up point from the directions we were given. Also, the bus was at least 30 minutes late picking us up. But our driver/guide made up for that by extending our tour nearly an...More

1  Thank Murphy5708
Reviewed 2 days ago
Day trip to mount vernon

We took a day trip to mount Vernon with our driver and tour guide Charles. What a great driver and tour guide. He was a wealth of information, funny and very engaging. Plan to stay the entire day as there is so much to see....More

Thank Gashsweena
Liliana T, Owner at DC Trails, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review! We are so glad you had a wonderful experience with Charles and we hope to see you again in the near future. Best, DC Trails

Reviewed 3 days ago
Excellent tour once we found the location to meet the bus.

John the driver did a very good job. The tour was great. The only issue was the instructions for finding the location to meet the bus was confusing.

Thank Wayne H
Liliana T, Owner at DC Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the review, Wayne! We are so glad you had a great tour with John and we appreciate the feedback. We hope to see you again in the near future. Best, DC Trails

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Day Trip To Mount Vernon

Our Bus driver/Tour guide was Mr. Green and he was a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and provided great tour information along the way. We stoped in Alexandria on the way to visit Christ Church, it was such a beautiful place. Mount Vernon...More

Thank HinaP1981
Liliana T, Owner at DC Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the review! We are so glad you enjoyed our tour and we hope to see you again in the near future. Best, DC Trails

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tour of Mt. Vernon

Just arrived home from our trip. Mr. Green was our diver and had quite a personality! He made our trip very enjoyable even though weather was not too great. The only complaint was Viator tours needs to describe the location at Lenfant plaza with more...More

Thank 170allenc
Liliana T, Owner at DC Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review! We are so glad you had a great tour with Mr. Green and we hope to see you again in the future. Best, DC Trails

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shannon55564
September 5, 2018|
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Response from Sara C | Reviewed this property |
It does include admission to the mansion. The house part of the tour is guided. Then you are free to explore the grounds in your own.
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Marjorie W
August 23, 2018|
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Response from chlorine53 | Reviewed this property |
I took the 10am tour and was back at 3pm.
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bratz364
August 13, 2018|
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Response from Lisa L | Reviewed this property |
Those are all included in your ticket They will shuttle you as a courtesy from Mt Vernon to the Distillery.
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