- 6.5-hour Mount Vernon tour from Washington, DC
- Learn about the Potomac River and its notable landmarks during a leisurely river cruise
- Explore President George Washington's former home and gardens
- Enjoy three hours of free time to tour the 45-acre estate
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
You've seen DC's main city landmarks — now enjoy an intimate slice of history by touring the first US president's home with the added bonus of cruising down the Potomac.
Recent Photos of This Tour
- Wife and kids on the lawn at ...Photo by: Jeff E
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- a beautful dayPhoto by: scruff
- Magnolia trees!Photo by: Laura Waters
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Ireland, 10 2012
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Ireland, 10 2012
What You Can Expect
This was a very nice trip well worth the ticket price. Mount Vernon is a beautiful place to visit. We went on Columbus Day so we were not able see everything of interest during the 3 1/2 hr stay. Staff said non holiday visits are less crowded. The museum is unbelieveable, right down to Washington's dentures. The river is calm with scenic views. Highly recommended.
The day cruise down to Mount Vernon was very well done. Just enough info from the crew on what we were passing but still time to carry on a conversation with fellow passengers on the way down and way back to DC. The tour of Mt Vernon itself was good as well. You were given the right amount of time to tour the buildings as well as get a snack if you wanted as well. Got back to the dock in plenty of time for the relaxing sail back to DC. Weather was great for that time of year as well.
Absolutely wonderful excursion. Starting with a friendly staff on the river boat cruise to the fantastic home, museum, pioneer farming and exhibitions going on that day. My only negative comment would be that I wish it lasted longer.
Very enjoyable day, and the cruise on the river is a great way of seeing something different.
Very enjoyable trip and just the right amount of time at Mt. Vernon. Parking is an issue, and snacks on board are a little pricey. But really relaxing, and a great way to get to M. Vernon and back.
The cruise was great. I couldn't always hear the narration because people were talking so loud but the parts I could hear was great info. The actual Mt. Vernon experience is one I won't forget. Didn't realize how much walking was involved up and down hills and paths. It was beautiful experience and one I would highly recommend if anyone asked.
This cruise was a great way to tour Mount Vernon, so relaxing going to and returning from Mount Vernon. Enjoyed having the points of interest pointed out to us on the way there. The 3 1/2 hours allowed at Mount Vernon was plenty and we had plenty of time to eat lunch while there. I would recommend this tour.
Four of us traveled to Mount Vernon and totally enjoyed the trip. I gave my voucher and was handed four sets of tickets that carried us through the day. The cruise was nice and peaceful we enjoyed the time and was able to talk and listen to the guide that pointed out places we were passing. Not nearly enough time to see all of Mt. Vernon but gives us a reason to go back.
Great time! Highly recommend.
Boat ride is enjoyable and educational the morning food choices could be expanded a bit. Mount Vernon is lovely to see, don't miss the educational center, we almost did thinking it was something for children It has a lot of historical pieces that are very interesting. Nice lunch at the Mount Vernon Inn as well.
Kathryn L USA
Loved this tour. It was the perfect ending to our DC trip.