Mount Vernon Day Trip from Washington DC

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Experience Highlights

Explore George Washington's Mount Vernon with a private guide and discover the mansion of America's first president on this approximately half-day tour.

Your journey will begin by bus from Washington along the beautiful roads that wind through historic Alexandria to your destination. You will see period objects, clothing and furniture dating back to the second half of the 1700's that belonged to the founder. You will tour the areas of the house, such as the gardens, the plaza and the greenhouse, among other nearby places that George Washington frequented.

  • Discover the imposing Mount Vernon estate, where the first US president, George Washington, resided, with a private guide.
  • Follow in his footsteps as you tour the mansion grounds, gardens and greenhouse.
  • Stroll through the must-see sites of historic Alexandria on the road from Washington to Mount Vernon.

What’s included

  • Half-day trip to Mount Vernon from Washington
  • Visit to the historic centre of Alexandria
  • Entrance to Mount Vernon
  • Visit with free time to the areas of George Washington's mansion.

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Step by Step

This tour will take you to Mount Vernon, the historic estate that was the home of George Washington, the first president of the United States.

You will travel from Washington in a comfortable bus, along the historic Alexandria Road , a beautiful riverside landscape that leads to the mansion of one of the country's "Founding Fathers".

You will have free time to explore the sites of Mount Vernon at your own pace. From your departure from Washington DC, you will be accompanied by a professional guide who will tell you the essential history of the place.

You'll stroll through the lanes of Alexandria to see, among other monuments and legendary sites, the picturesque Old Town Waterfront, a promenade along the Potomac River lined with bars, restaurants and entertainment for tourists.

When you arrive at Mount Vernon, you'll be amazed by its exhibits of objects, clothing and furniture that belonged to George Washington in the second half of the 1700s, some preserved in perfect condition and others high quality replicas that recreate the era to perfection.

You will have the opportunity to explore the various areas of the mansion, including those that reflect one of the classic postcard images of Washington and his home: the beautiful gardens. You will also see its own nursery and greenhouse, as well as the beautiful piazza.

At the end of the tour, you can choose an additional option of an evening tour of Washington's most iconic landmarks. If you wish, you can request this at the time of booking.

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4.8
· 638 Reviews
  • A
    Antonio
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    Nice excursion.
  • M
    Maria
    5
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    I really liked this excursion, not only for what we learned but also for the excellent treatment that the guide had with us and the places we visited throughout the day. Highly recommended.
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    Dolores
    4
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    Excellent option to make the most of the day. I really enjoyed this excursion. The experience was good, if you have the opportunity to do it at some point do not hesitate.
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    Sergio
    4
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    Good way to make the most of the day.
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