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George Washington's Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon

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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. Put George Washington's Mount Vernon into our Mount Vernon tourist route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Mount Vernon.
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  • When we visit Washington, D.C., we always allow one day to visit George Washington's Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon is located approximately 16 miles south of Washington, D.C. and can be accessed easily b...  read more »
  • One can fairly easily come by public transport to Mount Vernon, located in very beautiful surroundings an hour from Washington, D.C., that follows a tour of the House with in the ticket. It worked fine in principle, we got to a certain point where we should be ready for the tour, but the tour was a bit special, since we always went from one guide to another, Each had their little area to talk about, and there wasn't really time to get answered questions along the way. On the other hand, we were on a guided tour of the slaves purchased extra at Mount Vernon. Here we had a skilled guide and it can be recommended. It is a very beautiful place, where you can spend many hours.
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  • We bought tickets online for $17 to tour house and grounds. You choose a tour time, and are free to roam the grounds until then as well as after the tour. The tours are continuous. You enter the first...  read more »
  • The majestic grounds at Mount Vernon are as varied as the life of George Washington himself and well worth a trip. Situated on the bank of the Potomac River, the grounds offer a spectacular view of the surrounding area. While you walk around the property you’ll see livestock, gardens, lush woods, and come across the tomb where George and Martha are buried. They offer paid tours of the home where a guide gives in-depth information about each room and offers insight into how the Washington’s lived and entertained. The guide was very knowledgable, seemed to really enjoy giving the tour, and answered any questions our group had. You can also pay for a boat ride where you see the property from the Potomac River. The visitors center offers a wealth of information and has a large gift shop. When you visit the home where George Washington lived, died, and rests today, you can’t help but be amazed at his impact on American History and his accomplishments.
  • What a beautiful boat ride and great day walking around the grounds. The character actors know their job. Ask questions to find out about their lives, the times and what they know. These guys are fun to talk to! The grounds are big and it takes a while to see everything and read all the interesting boards. You can watch the blacksmith and spinner. Everyone answers questions. I thought most of it was respectful to the enslaved workers who were integral to this farm, the homes and the other enterprises around. It definetly addresses the issue at most opportunities. People were taking specialty tours that looked interesting. The double scoop of ice cream for lunch is perfect on hot day. By three was other food too. The gift shop was huge.
  • Had a great time. Lots to see and learn. Grounds are beautiful and inviting. Drink lots of water and maybe take an umbrella with you. Most of your time will be outside exploring the grounds and it gets hot during summer months especially. Was really cool sitting on the same porch where George Washington sat and looked out on the Potomac river. Check it out
  • Amazing place to visit, even more amazing how they kept the house standing, what's really cool is the surrounding area there are houses like the blacksmith building and others like that, I believe they do reenactments, but not while I was there. The staff are very informative and will answer questions that you ask them about that time and it's honestly overall a pretty cool place. I would recommend this for all ages, but there are places that you walk to so keep that in mind.
  • Parking is free and plentiful for a normal day, we went on the 4th of July which was beautiful and very well organized. You must be able to walk a great deal to see everything, but the land, tours and museum are well worth visiting. The eatery has a good selection and the stores have a great range of items to choose from low cost to high cost for true history buffs.
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