In The Footsteps Of George Washington: Spirit Day Cruise To Mount Vernon - Washington D. C.

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 6 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    8:30am, Please note: All cruises begin boarding 1/2 hour prior to the departure time. Tickets may be picked up at the dockside kiosk up to one hour prior to the cruise. In the rare event of a schedule.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Pier 4, Washington, DC
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Veer from the standard Washington, DC, tourist path with this insightful 6.5-hour Mount Vernon cruise and tour. Your Mount Vernon boat tour kicks off with a narrated ride up the scenic Potomac River, taking you to George Washingtons plantation estate in Fairfax, Virginia. When you arrive at the former presidents historic home, you have free time to roam the grounds and tour the house while soaking up its fascinating history.

Highlights

  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

Board your Mount Vernon cruise at Pier 4 in Washington, DC, and head to the outdoor decks to enjoy the fresh air and views of famous landmarks along the Potomac River. While you cruise, listen to historical facts from the onboard narrator.

Disembark the boat at Mount Vernon, George Washington's 45-acre (18-hectare) 18th-century Palladian-style estate. You have about three hours to spend here retracing Washingtons footsteps, wandering through the propertys intriguing nooks and crannies. See the intimate study room, the grand dining room, the former slave quarters and the kitchen.

A visit to Mount Vernon is not complete without a stroll around the estates four gardens, where its easy to see why the beloved home of George and Martha Washington has been declared a National Historic Landmark. Check out the Colonial Revival garden, which once grew vegetables that supplied the presidents meals, or find George and Martha resting peacefully near the river and fruit garden.

If you get hungry, the estate hosts a range of restaurants (own expense). Then enjoy the leisurely boat ride back to DC.

Inclusions

  • Admission ticket to Mount Vernon estate and gardens
  • Potomac River cruise

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible