George Washington's Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon

Standing on the banks of the Potomac River, George Washington's Mount Vernon was home to America's first president. This plantation house sits on land owned by the Washington family since the 17th century, and shows examples of Palladian-style architecture. The site includes a number of main buildings, including the mansion itself and surrounding annexes. You can visit rooms restored to replicate those used by George and Martha Washington. Don’t miss the Washingtons' tombs or the on-site museum dedicated to sharing their story. Plan to visit George Washington's Mount Vernon during your Mount Vernon vacation using our convenient Mount Vernon visit planner .
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  • Even on a freezing cold early January day this was worth the trip. In fact probably more so because it brought home how tough it must have been for those soldiers during the war. This is a humble plac...  more »
  • If you, like me, like the North American story: that spectacular attraction. Worth every second passed within the same. How magnificent knowing a little more about the story of George Washington. Commander of the armed forces who fought for independence from the United States, the first President of this impressive (of course it has its faults and points for improvement. Anyway, tell me?, that human construction is perfect!) country. A man (anyway) with actions and philosophy in addition to your ego. At the end of the war for independence, victorious and with the accumulated prestige as a brilliant commander, could become "King", literally, of the United States. Instead, gave up your power and prestige and left for Mount Vernon, to live as a simple citizen next to your family. Accomplishment! Only great men may give up power, for your real strength, met intelligence and quality. This attraction can walk by the mansion of Washington. Follow the evolution of the size of the construction, over the years. See the room where he and your wife, Martha, first lady, lived. Where you received your guests! Where this historical character worked in your residence. The beautiful view of the Potomac River. Stunning. At the end of the tour of the home of Washington, there is still a magnificent Museum and "Education Center". Stupendous! Cinema 4 d is a must. Over 7 minutes of history packed into the latest technology. For sure, one of my best experiences in terms of historical visits. NOT to BE MISSED! Pay, my wife and our son 10 years, U $52,00. I can tell you that it's worth every penny! Enjoy!!
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  • I had not been to Mount Vernon since the 1980s. I was blown away by the wonderful museum that is now there. The tour of the home was great, thanks to the knowledgeable docents that guide the tours. We...  more »
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  • Great place to get a history lesson about our first president. I recommend the tour the have a specialist for each room and they really know what they are talking about. You can see where he is buried here and just walk around. There is also a nice museum there which is also very informative. It makes a great day trip and there is a food court here so you can eat and spend the second half of the day here too. I would really recommend it to people who want an interesting fun filled day.
  • Went on a very chilly day after a snowfall and it was still very beautiful. What we couldn't enjoy walking around the estate due to the cold weather was more than made up for by the beautiful indoor festive displays. They had a chocolate making demonstration as well as samples of delicious hot chocolate! It was like stepping back in time! The Education center was very interesting and informative that gave some insight to human enslavement in that era, though it remains a difficult concept to grasp, living in this era.
  • Wow! What a great place! Make sure you allow at least half a day if not more on the grounds. So beautiful and interesting! No need to book a tour bus or have a car to get there. You can take the Metro to a Huntington Station, then exit the lower level to catch the 101 Bus to Mt Vernon. It does make a number of stops, but not bad.
  • Definitely check out the 4D movie. The tomb was fairly mundane. The mansion tour is not a private tour yet still very entertaining and educational. We spent the entire afternoon here but you could easily spend an entire day. It's not just a house it's a plantation and practically an entire village. Would highly recommend checking out this piece of American history.
  • Fun and great learning experience. I loved seeing this historical home. They don’t allow photos inside the home which stinks because I like to remember it. It was very informative and definitely worth doing. The grounds are beautiful and you are riverfront. The view is amazing.

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