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Washington’s Mount Vernon

and Old Town Alexandria Tour

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George Washington’s Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Tour

Explore at your own speed on a self-guided walk through the fascinating home, and home town, of George Washington. Watch actors in historical dress make history come alive in this living museum of the life and times of the Father of Our Country. Stop for photos in Old Town Alexandria, a nationally designated historic district founded in 1749 that George Washington called home.


Tour Itinerary


Tour STARTS at: 478 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024

Get out of the shuttle and explore at these stops:

  • George Washington’s Mt Vernon Mansion

    George Washington’s beloved Mount Vernon began as a one and one-half story house built in 1735 by his father, Augustine, and received its well-known name during the ownership of his half-brother Lawrence. George acquired Mount Vernon in 1754, and over the next 45 years slowly enlarged the dwelling to create the resplendent 21-room residence we see today.

  • Plantation Outbuildings

    The essential operations of the plantation were performed in numerous buildings scattered throughout the estate. Washington built these vital workspaces during the 1760s-1790s, in his ongoing pursuit of economic independence and financial success.

  • Martha Washington’s Garden

    The well-ordered gardens provided food for the Mansion’s table and were also pleasing to the eye. Eighteenth-century visitors to Mount Vernon were delighted by bountiful offerings of fresh vegetables and fruits, and reveled in after-dinner walks amongst all manner of opulent flowering plants.

  • The Tombs

    The final resting place of George and Martha Washington. Both the Old and New Tombs can be seen during your visit to Mount Vernon.

  • The Distillery

    In 1799, George Washington’s distillery produced nearly 11,000 gallons, making it one of the largest whiskey distilleries in America at the time.

  • Old Town Alexandria (Photo Stop)

    Minutes from Washington D.C. on the Potomac River, Old Town Alexandria delights travelers from all over the world. A nationally designated historic district founded in 1749 that George Washington called home, Old Town Alexandria hums with more than 200 independent restaurants and boutiques alongside intimate historic museums and new happenings at the waterfront. Old Town’s cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks attracts everyone from presidents to pet lovers. At the heart of it all is bustling King Street, a walkable mile recognized as one of the “Great Streets” of America.

Tour ENDS at: 478 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024


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Other Sights You’ll See from the Bus:


  • Robert E. Lee’s boyhood home
  • The Historic Torpedo Factory
  • George Washington’s own church
  • George Washington’s favorite tavern

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Timing


  • When: Offered Monday-Sunday; exceptions: July 4, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day
  • Duration: 4.5 Hours
  • Start time: 10:00am and 12pm
  • Start location: 478 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024

Pricing


  • $69 Adults
  • $39 Children (< 12 years)

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