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George Washington's Mount Vernon: Tours & Tickets

Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
+1 703-780-2000
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Reviewed yesterday 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 3 days 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 4 days 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
Thank watercop
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved this tour. While it’s not free, it’s definitely worth the price of admission. All of the tour guides were so friendly and had lots of info to give. We purchased our tickets the night before and were able to select our tour time....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Martinfamily222
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had visited Mt. Vernon many years ago, but thoroughly enjoyed and learned new things during our visit there in September 2019. The Visitors Center has a very good orientation film and some interesting displays. Our timed, small-group, tour of the mansion involved standing in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DMGAmes_Iowa
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were very impressed with George Washington's Mount Vernon. The visit started off with a guided tour of the home of George Washington. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and was willing to answer everybody's questions. As you walk around the grounds of the home,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank brucev99900
Reviewed 6 days ago

I really enjoyed Mount Vernon. We didn't experience any wait times (Monday). We were able to really wander around the grounds and enjoy the beautifully organized vegetable garden, flower garden, house which they have painstakingly preserved as it was when Washington lived there. The restaurant...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Experience777549
Reviewed 6 days ago

Mount Vernon is a well preserved piece of American history. In addition to the beautiful grounds and buildings, you learn much about our first president. From his business activities as a gentleman farmer, to his public service and his evolving position on slavery. You will...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had some time before the lecture and visited the restaurant. I had the crab cake sliders, which were delicious, while I discussed Hamilton: An American Musical with the couple to my right and Nationals baseball with the gentlemen to my left. The lecture was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Locemup
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family had been looking forward to a trip to DC for years & this was our 1st stop. After riding for quite a while to get there, my elderly parents needed to visit a restroom before touring. It seems a pipe had broken in...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Arnie H
July 11, 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
June 1, 2019|
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Response from Kendu24 | Reviewed this property |
Chris below is correct. We bought our tickets on Viator and had the run of the grounds without paying any extra. You should be fine. But the way, our bus ride included tour of Alexandria. Awesome little town full of George... More
April 16, 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.