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George Washington's Mount Vernon

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
+1 703-780-2000
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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 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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
+1 703-780-2000
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

Had a 10:20 tour. There was a long line for 10:20, 10:30, etc. No organization. Employees rude. The house is interesting. Also a museum, slave cabins, garden, etc. Long walk from the parking lot.

1  Thank petrod21
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Went to see ol' George's home on a Tuesday in May on a day with very nice weather. Showed up around 10 Am and all was quiet. Got the tickets and and ambled inside. House itself is interesting and nice...although the entrance fee alone does...More

Thank ROR29
Reviewed 21 June 2016

This was the best tour and the best stop on our trip. Buy your tickets online, in advance to take advantage of their discount AND to get a good tour time. We waited and had a 4:30 tour on a 1:30 purchase. There is a...More

Thank cporter187
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Overall, quite an educational experience! As a forty-something mom, I learned so much! I highly recommend the "Dining with the Washington's" tour. This tour covers a huge portion of the plantation. The guide explains the design of the gardens, food prep, storage of food, rations,...More

Thank Spiritsayswoof
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

The large # of guests on a busy Saturday are handled very well. The museum is multimedia and hands on. The docents are EXTREMELY knowledgable and volunteers are friendly & respectful. Even the trail down to the river has interactive displays. If George & Martha...More

Thank Betsy G
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We had a wonderful time walking the grounds. Interesting history and the Ladies have a done an outstanding job of making this the way it would have been when George died. We were lucky enough to meet Martha during tea time. She was spectacular, so...More

Thank aubreywynneauthor
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We visited Mount Vernon with our seven-year-old granddaughter. We were very happy with the effort the staff and the programming there to involve children. The map puzzle handout requiring the kids to observe and answer questions to finish a crossword puzzle on the back for...More

Thank William P
BrianMV, Guest Experience Team at George Washington's Mount Vernon, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Thank you for visiting George Washington's Mount Vernon and for sharing your positive review. We seek to engage guests of all ages, so we are pleased that your family was able to enjoy the activities designed specifically for children to learn more about Washington's incredible...More

Reviewed 18 June 2016

George Washington's Mount Vernon is owned by a private organization, so you can't use National Park passes to gain admission. However, the admission charge is nominal and parking is free. As a side benefit, you can also visit the Grist Mill and the Distillery (see...More

2  Thank johnny1947
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Mount Vernon has so much to do and see. The guides are extremely knowledgable and make the visit through the house worth every penny.

Thank Megan I
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Visited on s Friday from DC using über which cost around 27 dollars each way for the three of us. Driver going was not too sure where it was but signage is good and returning couldn't get cell signal but all fixed once departed. Went...More

1  Thank Numberoneguest
BrianMV, Guest Experience Team at George Washington's Mount Vernon, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2016

Thank you for visiting George Washington's Mount Vernon and for sharing your review. We are pleased that you were able to enjoy not only the Mansion tour, but also the Enslaved People of Mount Vernon tour to gain further insight into life at Mount Vernon...More

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Brad M
16 June 2017|
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Response from cmbolton | Reviewed this property |
You can go by Metro - rail, then bus. The directions are on the Mount Vernon website. Or you can do the cruise option, but they book up quickly. The cruise option includes the cost if your admission and gives you a set time... More
9 June 2017|
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Response from angooredcow | Reviewed this property |
You can picnic on the grounds, I think. It is very pretty towards the dock. No coolers, alcohol, or barbecue are allowed. Sandwiches, chips, fruits, and water are probably permitted. We brought our sandwiches and ate... More
David L
5 May 2017|
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Response from Buckeyetraveler01 | Reviewed this property |
Freetoursbyfoot had this info: Board the Fairfax Connector Bus #101 (Fort Hunt Line) from Bus Bay E at Huntington Station for a 20 minute trip (approx. 7.5 mile) directly to the Mr. Vernon front entrance gate. Buses run... More