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Spirit of Washington DC Mt. Vernon Cruise and Tour

6.5 Hours
Group Activity
Mild

From (USD) $53 Per Adult / $48 Per Child

Spirit of Washington DC Mt. Vernon Cruise and Tour

6.5 Hours
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Mild

From (USD) $53 Per Adult / $48 Per Child

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      This is a seasonal tour operating March through October.

      Spirit of Washington DC Mt. Vernon Cruise and Tour

      Washington DC, USA
      From (USD) $53 Per Adult / $48 Per Child
      Highlights
      • Narrated cruise: Catch a breeze on deck aboard the sleek, multimillion-dollar Spirit of Mount Vernon, or unwind with a drink and snacks inside.
      • Mount Vernon: Explore this grand, 45-acre plantation's mansion, stables, four beautiful gardens, family tomb, blacksmith shop, slave quarters, and much more.
      • Pioneer Farm: Before he was the father of his country, Washington was a farmer dedicated to innovation. This four-acre plot includes live demonstrations of hoeing, plowing and corn-cracking.
      About this Washington, DC tour

      Today everyone considers George Washington to be a courageous and inspiring leader who guided the colonies to victory over the British and later held the new nation together.

      But who was he really? Standing a towering 6 feet 2 inches, especially tall for the 18th century, Washington was first and foremost a man of the land. As a young man he found success as a surveyor, and once he inherited Mount Vernon from his half-brother he discovered a passion for farming. Washington prided himself on keeping up to date with the latest farming techniques of the time and regularly discussed the practice with kindred spirits.

      He was also a very sickly leader. Throughout his life, Washington suffered from an array of diseases including diphtheria, tuberculosis, malaria and smallpox. To this day, scientists marvel at the power of his immune system to fight off these ailments and still provide the man with enough energy to change the face of history.

      You'll get acquainted with Washington the man, not just the myth, exploring the place he called home from the time he was a young man until his death in 1799 – a towering figure in his time and to this day.

      Earily ironic

      George Washington first moved to Mount Vernon, then called Little Hunting Creek Plantation, with his family in 1735. In 1743, his half-brother Lawrence inherited the land. Lawrence, who had served as a British officer in the War of Jenkins' Ear (there was a Jenkins, and the loss of his ear led to an eight-year war with Spain), renamed the plantation Mount Vernon to honor his commanding officer, Edward Vernon. George Washington would later lead the colonies to success against the British from a home named after one of its most important officers.

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      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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      This is a seasonal tour operating March through October.