Mt Vernon And Old Town Alexandria Day Trip From Washington DC - Washington D. C.

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Overview

Learn about the life of George Washington, first president of the United States, on this guided tour of Mount Vernon, Washingtons home of more than 40 years. On your visit to this famous historical site, the guide takes you through the mansion, gardens, farms and other buildings that show what colonial life was like on the grand estate. The tour includes a guided bus trip through Old Town Alexandria to see several key historical attractions including places that George Washington visited in his day.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Led by a local guide
  • Step back in time on a history tour

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Travel approximately 30 minutes to Mount Vernon, the home and estate of George Washington, one of the founding fathers of the United States and the nation’s first president.

On the 500-plus acres of the estate, explore the three-story mansion, extensive gardens and many original sites including a working blacksmith shop and the Pioneer Farm, a demonstration farm with an innovative 16-sided treading barn designed by Washington for threshing grain.

The mansion has been restored to how it would have looked when Washington died in 1799. Some of the most notable items in the mansion include the key to the Bastille, presented to Washington by the Marquis de Lafayette, and a swivel chair Washington used during his presidency.

Also on the grounds are Washington’s tomb, where George Washington and his family members are buried, a reconstructed slave cabin and a memorial to the slaves who worked at Mount Vernon. Your knowledgeable guide takes you through these sites while sharing the history of George Washington's home on the Potomac River.

After seeing the highlights of Mount Vernon and having lunch (own expense) at the historical Inn Restaurant or the food court, your tour continues to Old Town Alexandria. While riding a comfortable bus, see George Washington’s old haunts including Gadsby's Tavern, Ramsay House and Lee-Fendall House. You also will see the town’s major attractions including Old Presbyterian Meeting House, Christ Church, Spite House, Robert E Lee's House and the Torpedo Factory.

When your fascinating day exploring Mount Vernon and seeing Old Town Alexandria ends, your guide returns you to the original departure location.

Inclusions for Mt Vernon And Old Town Alexandria Day Trip From Washington DC

  • Entrance tickets and reservations for Mount Vernon
  • Licensed Tour Guide

Exclusions for Mt Vernon And Old Town Alexandria Day Trip From Washington DC

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • The trip was amazing. Our driver was very helpful and very knowledgeable. We learned alot and had a wonderful afternoon.

  • Wonderful. So worth doing this tour...

  • I was expecting the driver to give historical information during the drive and was very disappointed he didn't. The first part of the trip to Old Alexandria was ok and he gave some information. However, the ride to Mt Vernon and ride back was silent. I have been on many tours and this was by far one of the worst. Based on prior reviews, I suggested this tour to four other couples and am embarrassed they spent the money and were so disappointed.

  • Excellent tour well worth the price.

  • Paul, our driver, was exceptional and kept us informed about historical details during the drive.
    Mt. Vernon is a beautiful estate, and I truly enjoyed the visit and tour.
    I recommend that Viator inform passengers that they have to wait in a long line to tour inside GW's home. Tour information implied that we had a pre-ticketed small group tour of the estate. With only 3 hours at the estate, I would have liked to spend more time enjoying all the sights, not waiting in line. Otherwise, a very satisfying -- but rushed -- experience.

  • I am enjoying this trip so much. Our guide came on time and he was very informative and fun. The only thing that I wasn't expected is that I thought that we will be strolling around Alexandria, not only passing by. Mount Vernon is very beautiful and I enjoy the museum so much.

  • Too short a time period if you intend to eat lunch and see the mansion and grounds! Our tour guide knew a lot but his accent was a bit difficult plus I was in the back seat and it was hard to hear. If I had it to do again I would have eaten before the trip so as to leave full time for exploring. We had several hotels to pick up from and that ate up our time as well! Way too much walking for some seniors and disabled. The lady's organization that runs the site should get a couple of trams!

  • Mount Veron was superb. Brilliantly thought out displays and knowledgeable experts on hand to explain every aspect of Washingtons life.

    Unfortunately our Viator Tour Guide did not wear a microphone and only made a few observations which four of the seven passengers could not hear. Without any explanation we were not driven through Old Town Alexandria. That aspect of the trip was omitted.

    We would have been better to catch a taxi to and from DC rather than take this tour.

  • Great trip, great guide. Very worthwhile, Mt. Vernon and Old Alexandria were both a very good take.

  • Tour started at 11:00 AM and lasted until 4:00 PM. There was no time allocated for lunch! Several people complained about this. Otherwise, the tour was great!

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