George Washington's Mount Vernon

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Mount Vernon VA 22121
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George Washington's Mount Vernon 4.67787610619469 out of 5 113

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
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3 reviews
17 stars
The weather was sunny, windy and very cold. I wore two shirts and a fleece, but never warmed up. I needed lined gloves, mine weren't. DRESS WARMLY in the winter. .
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7 reviews
5 stars
Everything about the visit was wonderful. After the official tour of the mansion, we were on our own to take in everything else -- and after three hours the only reason we left was because we were hungry. We four adults and 2 grandchildren (ages 8 & 11) thoroughly enjoyed it, and the kids can't wait to return. I would suggest that children not be younger than 7. However, adults will enjoy the Christmas event with or without children.
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2 reviews
1 stars
The weather was wet and mild. I wore boots but they got muddy so maybe older running shoes would have been a better choice..
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1 review
0 stars
The weather was cold and sometimes windy. I wore Jeans, wool socks, boots, a thick sweater, a heavy coat and gloves. I wish I had a scarf and hat with me. Most of the tour is outside .
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1 review
0 stars
The weather was Chilly. I wore heavy jacket/gloves/hat.
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5 reviews
1 stars
Be prepared to do a lot of walking in gravel.
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5 reviews
1 stars
Eat before you go as there's no food to buy. If you want to eat at the restaurant next door, you should book far in advance. They were fully booked a couple of weeks before our tour.

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