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  • Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
  • Duration:  6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Seeking an activity in Washington DC that offers culture, history, sightseeing and a lot of fun, all in one package? This round-trip cruise from Washington DC to Mount Vernon is an exciting 6.5-hour cruise offering a narrated Potomac River tour and admission to Mount Vernon.


  • Round-trip cruise from Washington DC to Mt. Vernon
  • Narrated onboard tour of the Potomac River and it's famous historic landmarks
  • Admission and tour of George Washington's estate and gardens
  • 3 hours to explore the 45-acre (18-hectare) estate

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What You Can Expect

In the Footsteps of George Washington: Day Cruise to Mount Vernon

Day Cruise to Mt. Vernon

Your Mount Vernon tour boards at 8am in Washington DC. Sit back and relax onboard the cruise vessel's outdoor decks and enjoy the fresh breeze and spectacular views along the Potomac River. While sailing, you'll enjoy a narrated tour of the Potomac River and its famous landmarks.

Arriving at Mount Vernon you'll be fascinated by the sheer beauty of the grounds and come to understand why the beloved home of George and Martha Washington has been declared a National Historic Landmark. You'll get to retrace the footsteps of George Washington by visiting the main mansion, slave quarters, kitchen, stables and greenhouse.

Your Mount Vernon visit will be for three hours so don't forget to stroll the four gardens, hike the Forest Trail, and explore the George Washington Pioneer Farmer site. For your dining pleasure this spectacular estate also hosts a range of restaurants.

This day cruise to Mount Vernon is a sightseeing tour from Washington that should not be missed, so book now for a cultural, historical and fun activity!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We had an excellent time at Mount Vernon and the boat ride was great also.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

We had a great time on this tour. It was a great way to see Mt. Vernon. The boat trip was very scenic and you were handed a timed ticket to tour the house as soon as you exited the boat. The time on the ticket allowed you to tour the house first and then have plenty of time to tour the grounds and the museum. I have been to Mt. Vernon several times in the past and this is the best way to see it. It is a great value also, since you get the boat ride and the tour. I'm so glad that we decided to include this in our Washington DC itinerary.

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