George Washington's Estate Mount VernonCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
The Mount Vernon estate which belonged to the American President George Washington has now become a popular tourist attraction. There are a lot of activities to do as well as places to see here in the sprawling area.
George has been buried here and you can see his house. It is also possible to see the house he lived in which was called “The Mansion”. There are also several smaller old school buildings all over the area. Even though the area was huge Washington had kept to the rustic lifestyle of having farm animals and stables which still exist. More importantly, the place has embraced the modern way of open thought and a memorial for the slaves who worked and died at the place has also been built.
There are also a bunch of options to eat authentic American food as well as other cuisines at this place. You also have the option of taking a candlelit tour through the estate. Since it sits by the Potomac river, the lovely water source can be seen through a ride in a small cruise ship. There is a lot to do so do plan a whole day around it.
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- Mount Vernon is not connected by any metro. You can take metro to Huntington Station and exchange to the Fairfax Connectingbus #101 to Mount Vernon.
- Ticket prices for general admission have been given. Any activity you choose will have separate charges.
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15.62% of people who visit Washington D. C. include George Washington's Estate Mount Vernon in their plan
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44% of people start their George Washington's Estate Mount Vernon visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see George Washington's Estate Mount Vernon
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting George Washington's Estate Mount Vernon
BEAUTIFUL!!! Loved everything about it. Definitely a full day trip. So much to see there. My family and I traveled by boat tour. We had 3 hours before returning back to D.C. by boat. We could have easily stayed an additional 2-3 hrs to leisurely enjoy the restaurant, see the other half of the museum and leisurely shop. (Instead raced through those 3 things.) We would definitely go back.
The Book of Secrets tour was fine, not sure if it's a "must-do" unless you love the movie. The tour guide was great and engaging, however. The house tour was cool, I wish I could have spent more time looking, felt a bit rushed through. For example- things were under repair, why? The basement had renovations, what was going on? The whole plantation is really incredible and a must do. I was fortunate to have had the morning there but wish I could have spent more time in the museum when we got done. Will go back again.
Better than I anticipated. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly, and the grounds have been restored in an accessible fashion that provides visitors the opportunity to more fully grasp day to day life for everyone who lived on the property during Washington's life. I was impressed with the museum at the visitor center, which offers an in depth chronology of Washington's life and legacy, including slavery at Mount Vernon. Go during non peak vacation periods tho, as the property attracts thousands of visitors every day.
Very educational and fun. Great parking, friendly staff, tours are every 15 minutes. There is a lot of original items, including the key to the Bastille, gifted to President Washington from Lafayette. (Three other keys are still in France.). Food court. There is a museum of it's own dedicated to enslaved workers. The whole experience is fantastic. Not free. Adult was $18, veteran was $14.
For revolutionary-era history, it's hard to find a better destination than Mount Vernon. The house and grounds are all kept in great period-correct condition. The staff are all knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The education center is comprehensive. Even the food court was better than we expected! We spent a lot of time in the gift shops as well, because of a huge selection of fun souvenirs, books and toys. This was a great trip for parents and children alike and I hope we can make it back sometime soon. Do yourself a favor and take the boat tour, if you can.