George Washington's Mount Vernon and Sightseeing Cruise

George Washington's Mount Vernon and Sightseeing Cruise

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      Washington DC, USA
      2+ Hours
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      $ 29

      Experience the beauty of Mount Vernon from the water! Enjoy a sightseeing cruise on the Potomac. Then, explore George Washington’s historic estate with a tour of the mansion, gardens, and grounds. 

      Tour highlights

      • Ticket to 45-minute sightseeing Potomac River cruise (April – August)
      • Admission to George Washington’s Mount Vernon 
      • Guided tour of mansion 
      • Self-guided estate tour 
      • Seasonal admission to George Washington’s distillery and gristmill (April – October)

      What’s included in the tour

      • Ticket flexibility; you have six months from date of purchase to redeem your ticket


      Mount Vernon Estate

      Daily, open 365 days a year. Hours: 9 am- 5 pm (April-October); 9 am-4 pm (November-March)

      Sightseeing Cruise Availability

      Tuesday through Sunday, April through August only. Cruise departs at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm & 3:00pm. Schedule may change due to weather.

      This tour operates seasonally (April - August).

      Meeting point

      Please make your way to 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121.

      Helpful hints

      Plan to spend at least 4 hours for the complete experience. Bring local currency for any additional purchases or souvenirs.

      Getting around

      Walking is at your personal discretion. Only the first floor of the Mansion is wheelchair accessible.

      Activity type

      Cultural, Boat Tour, Family Friendly, Scenic

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      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages. Children ages 5 years and younger participate free of charge

      This tour includes admission to the self-guided estate and guided mansion tours. From April to October, you are granted access to Mount Vernon’s distillery and gristmill. You will also enjoy a 45-minute sightseeing sail on the Potomac River for a view of George Washington’s estate from the water. 

      Experience what American life was like during the 18th century on a tour of Mount Vernon. The estate owned by the United States’ first president, George Washington, features his home, gardens, and grounds, all authentically presented and preserved. 

      Explore the many rooms and spaces throughout Mount Vernon on a self-guided tour. Visit the West Parlor, Central Passage, and Downstairs Bedchamber, all located on the first floor. Take a tour of the Lafayette Bedchamber, named after the French nobleman who volunteered to fight for America’s freedom, on the second floor. Admire the captivating blue textiles and wallpaper of the aptly-named Blue Room located on the second floor. 

      While you are at Mount Vernon, be sure to check out original artifacts and objects. See Washington’s famous dentures up close and handpicked accessories worn by the President, such as a belt buckle and clothing buttons. You can also examine a hair brooch owned by First Lady Martha Washington. Your tour also lets you explore authentic garments, weapons, and ceramics that are on display at Mount Vernon. Before you leave, walk among the elegantly manicured lawns, trees, and botanical garden for an incredible outdoor experience. 


      Non-refundable if canceled within 24 hours of requested services.


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