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

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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.


  • 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 nations 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 Washingtons 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 Washingtons old haunts including Gadsby's Tavern, Ramsay House and Lee-Fendall House. You also will see the towns 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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  • Just a short drive from Washington, so you don't have to spend much of the tour on the bus. Mount Vernon is a very interesting site in a beautiful location. The guided visit to the mansion was great. You also get to visit the slave quarters and Washington's tomb on your own. The museum is also great. Would have liked some free time or photo stops in Alexandria, most of the time there is spent on a guided tour of the church.

  • Brilliant visit, with an engaging and helpful driver.

  • It was nice to not have to drive from Arlington to Mount Vernon, but that was pretty much what the tour was. The driver was very polite and knowledgeable and he drove us through Old Alexandria and pointed out several historical structures but then straight to Mount Vernon. Tickets to Mount Vernon were purchased for 19.00 for seniors and we were left for about 3 1/2 to 4 hours to see Mount Vernon. We did not feel we had enough time to see the estate and the museum thoroughly. In hindsight, our party of 4 could have gotten an Uber and paid our on entrance fee and come out better less than half. Less money spent with more flexible time allowed. But, the guide/ driver on the bus was very nice and an excellent driver.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • Well worth going. Mt Vernon is beautiful and functioning as a period far, lovely to see, loved the day.

  • 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.

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