About George Washington's Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon is one of the most popular historic estates in America. More than 85 million people have visited Mount Vernon since 1860, when the estate officially opened to the public. The estate, gardens and farm of Mount Vernon totaled some 8,000 acres in the 18th century. Presently, an estimated 500 acres of this historic property have been painstakingly preserved along the banks of the Potomac River. Guests visiting the estate can view Washington’s authentically interpreted 18th-century Mansion and many other original structures, lush gardens and grounds, intriguing museum galleries, immersive programs and first-rate dining and shopping outposts.
Tours operate rain or shine.
21 George Washington's Mount Vernon Tips
- Casual 3
- Park in lot 1
- Parking is a breeze 1
- Parking is free 1
- Dine before you go 2
- Pack a picnic 1
- Food and drinks for purchase 1