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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  • September is a good time to visit. Weather is still good and there is not a crowd. You will need plenty of time to tour the spectacular site of our history. Lots to see outside of the house. We were s...  more »
  • Mount Vernon was all decorated for the Holidays as we visited this amazing home of George and Martha Washington. They had holiday chocolate making demos and period actors. It was busy and we had to wa...  more »
  • Beautiful educational visit. Walking the grounds and visiting home of our first President was a wonderful family experience. Made it a side trip while driving back from Williamsburg VA. Spent a few ho...  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.
  • One of those iconic places you have to visit when in Washington. Beautifully restored and maintained. Interesting tour guide. Good that the displays are balanced and factual, dealing with the issue of slavery and the wider context of Washington's ambitions as a successful farmer/businessman. I guess an oversized gift shop and slightly over orchestrated feel are only to be expected in such a busy tourist attraction.
  • Great place to go if you want to really understand the history of our country. They do a really good job now with both the 4d theatres and addressing the role of slaves in the Colonies. Don't skip the little movies, they're good. Be prepared to walk, bring the right shoes and clothes for cold or hot weather. I recommend that you pair this with a capitol tour, there are parts that connect.
  • 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.

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