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Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
Phone Number:
+1 703-780-2000
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Mount Vernon Admission Ticket
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US$54.38*
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Private Tour: George Washington's Mount Vernon
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US$95.00*
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Private Half Day Narrated Washington DC Tour

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Great estate to visit and amazing views

Your entry ticket will have a set time to tour the house of George Washington so take note as you may not be allowed in if you arrive late. The tour takes around 15 minutes and... read more

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Brisbane, Australia
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Your entry ticket will have a set time to tour the house of George Washington so take note as you may not be allowed in if you arrive late. The tour takes around 15 minutes and covers both floors of the house. There is no elevator inside the house and the stairs are a bit steep. No photography is allowed... More 

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my sixth visit to Mt. Vernon. My last visit was about 10 years ago. The changes in the last 10 years include the best museum and exhibits on G. Washington I have seen. Good for all ages. The premium tour was worth the extra.

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Lititz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My hubby and I finally made a visit to Mount Vernon and it was a great time. Staff was very helpful knowledgeable. The history was so very interesting and we were able to enjoy walking the grounds . We were fortunate enough to be there at 23 noon for the laying of the wreath at the gravesite as they do... More 

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Willis, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Views that haven't changed since Washington. Amazingly peaceful. Restoration impressive. Would have like to be able to take photos(no flash if needed) for long term remembrance.

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Miami Lakes, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited Mount Vernon on a whim expecting a walk through Washington's home and not much else. I was happily mistaken. The museum galleries are top-notch and well-presented.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Mount Vernon is about 16 miles south of Washington, DC and is easily reached by driving south on the George Washington Parkway - or by the fabulous bike trail beside the Potomac River. The house might disappoint since, in comparison to homes built in Europe about the same period, it's rather primitive. The setting, however, is magnificent and almost unspoiled... More 

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Fresno, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

"Slaves" have been renamed "formally enslaved workers". Cannot see what that adds to the lives of the "formally enslaved" or to the present narrative. Just an attempt to be PC! I would have joined the Mt. Vernon fund, but got turned off by the over the top PC. I am in favor of historical accuracy, but I like the house... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A repeat visit with our 15-year old, and our first with our 30-year old. Absolutely essential American history that does provide some insights into who President Washington was a man, and a leader. House tour a little bit rushed for my tastes, but the entire estate is available to tour in an unrushed way.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is so much fun to visit. Especially if you are a fan of American History and the founding fathers. You really get a sense for how George and Martha Washington lived. It is ironic to think the house was considered so grand in its time, but is pretty small compared to the mansions of today's standards. The house... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth it. The introductory movie was very well done. The tour of the mansion was great, with different guides in various rooms. They all seemed well informed and passionate about the history. We learned a ton. Don't miss the museum exhibits -- the exhibits about the enslaved people at Mt Vernon, and Washington's evolving views on the subject of... More 

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