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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
From US$56.00
12pm Mount Vernon Bus Tours
Departs from 478 L'Enfant Plaza SW Washington, DC 20024
From 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 (225)
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Reviewed yesterday
So-so

My son were flying home in the evening and we were looking for a tour that would bring us back to Washington with enough time to pick up our luggage and get to the airport. The Day Trip to Mt Vernon seemed to be the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank diane121_121
Reviewed 6 days ago
Such a joyful trip!

I had a great time visiting Mountain Vernon when I was in DC for the first time! The guide Charles is super knowledgeable, funny and hospitable. I was amazed by the beautiful scenery along the road from DC to Virginia, rich history and breathtaking view...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fEasttWest
DCtrails-admin, Owner at DC Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Short and sweet!

Had a few hours to fill on our trip to DC and were pleasantly surprised with our visit to Mount Vernon!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Amy S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Drive yourself to Mount Vernon and Save $$$

There is no need to do a guided tour from DC to see Mount Vernon, so if you have access to a car, do it on your own and get in for $17 to $22 a person. Museum at the entrance is WELL WORTH the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 89frederickl
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Charles Smith: worth the trip to Washington

Our tour guide was Charles Smith. Charles was sooooo knowledgeable, passionate and enthusiastic. There were only four people on the tour, but Charles was quick to make us feel comfortable and keep the energy levels up. We learnt so much!

Thank ashleykad
DCtrails-admin, Owner at DC Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

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LorraineShea63
October 28, 2018|
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Response from M6126ZDjuliep | Reviewed this property |
Exit the Metro (you'll see fast food before the exit doors) and walk outside. From there, take a left and walk through the plaza. (There are signs for the tours, although we missed them the first time.) You'll walk past a... More
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shannon55564
September 5, 2018|
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Response from sarac644 | 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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