- 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
Had a great cruise up the Potomac even though the weather was damp. Mt. Vernon was a fantastic place to visit. Great museum, great history. Would recommend taking this vs. driving.
We loved the boat trip done the Potomac though felt we should have been told we needed ID to collect the tickets. Mount Vernon is a wonderful place and the staff and guides are so engaging we thought this was good value as there is a lot to see.
Barbara R USA
La visite de la maison de Georges Washington à Mount Vernon est l'occasion de faire une petite croisière sur le Potomac qui borde Washington DC. La maison du maître est très richement décorée contrastant avec les petites maison des employés et esclaves de Washington. C'est un lieu magnifique avec une vue splendide sur le Potomac. La croisière est également très instructive autant que belle.
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.