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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.
If you are an American history buff then George Washington’s Estate is one attraction that you should not miss out on. Being a popular attraction, expect long queues when you go to buy tickets for George Washington’s Estate on the spot. To avoid such delays, just go online and purchase tickets for George Washington’s Estate in advance. Also group George Washington’s Estate tickets for tours to get better offers and also find out all details of George Washington’s Estate ticket prices beforehand itself.
- 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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15.49% of people who visit Washington D. C. include George Washington's Estate Mount Vernon in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
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
Mount Vernon is a lesser publicized historic site in the greater Washington, D.C. area. It isn’t run by the National Park Service. However, it is magnificent and beautifully kept. It’s well worth the small price for admission, currently $20 adults, $12 age 6-11, $19 62+, kids 5 and under are free. It’s a large property but a pleasant walk to complete the mostly self guided tour. The mansion is guided and depending on how crowded it is they might assign you a specific time to attend the mansion tour. You can show up anytime after your assigned time, you don’t have to show up exactly at that time. Mount Vernon is kept up like a working farm. It changes throughout the year, along with the seasons. As do the decorations around the property. I’ve been during the Summer and at Thanksgiving and both times had unique aspects to them. There are a few short movies that provide some history about Mount Vernon, George Washington, and related topics. They are very good as well. Overall, this is a great site to see and you won’t be disappointed.
Beautiful! Loved it here. It was cold and nothing was blooming. Would like to visit with the blooming despite my allergies. So beautiful to walk around and take it all in. The slaves who built this place did a fabulous job! We truly owe much of our national treasures, such as Mount Vernon, to the hard, long days of work those poor souls put into such remarkable places. God Bless their souls. A very educational and enlightening experience. I’m looking forward to another visit. A must if in the area.
I love visiting Mount Vernon any time of year. During the holidays the house is decorated and there are special holiday events, but it is very crowded so you may want to consider coming at a different time of year. There’s always something going on and it’s really fun to explore the grounds when the weather is nice. Give yourself plenty of time to see everything and make sure to walk down to the waterfront and to the farm at the far end of the property. The forrest trail is a short, easy hike.
It's always humbling and exciting to visit our founders home and final resting place. It takes a bit to get there via metro, but we'll worth the trip. The inn also serves excellent food. You must tour the mansion and have some sparkling cider while you're there!
Incredible! Well worth the tour & visiting the memorial site, museum, & gift shop. They could have done a better job coordinating last timed tickets tho' - we arrived for 3:35p tour, they rushed through each section, pushed us to hustle to grave tomb if we wanted to see it, then we had to rush through museum & gift shop. If last tour is after 3:30p keep venue open later or have last ticketed tour earlier - get their early if you want a leisurely time there - very educational!