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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 July 2014

Wonderful tour. All the staff was very helpful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

The cruise on the Potomac was smooth and very nice, loved the comments by the crew on what we were passing. the only thing I think it needs is a later departure from Mount Vernon. maybe a 5pm departure, there is so much to see and do there, it is hard to fit it all in. but we hustled and saw almost everything, lucky it was a slow day there.

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