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The boat ride from Pier 4 in DC to Mount Vernon provided memorable views of heavily wooded, beautiful Virginia. A host of docents enlightened our group of 22 about the history of and daily living realities at Washington's lovely home. Perhaps the highlight might well have been our visit to the Washington Education Center that houses what we believed the best "museum" that we experienced on our 6 day holiday in the nation's capital. It traces the life of Washington from his boyhood with photos, films, artifacts, quotes and tableaus. All in all, we highly recommend Mount Vernon via Viator.
This was my favorite tour on our recent vacation to DC!! There's so much history here at Mt. Vernon. The property is in excellent condition, the tour of Washingtons house was great, many original pieces still in the home and on the property. You can even sit on a rocking chair on the front porch and enjoy the beautiful view of the Potomic River! There's a museum on site with more original pieces and history on the Washingtons. Don't miss this wonderful historic place...a "must" see!!!
It was great to walk in the footsteps our our great president. I was again amazed at how intelligent he was and how ordered his life was. It was made even more amazing because he was self taught. The cruise was VERY well done and narrated.
A quality trip. Lots to do and see. The boat trip was a great way to relax and see many of the Washington sights.
The only thing I would suggest is to stay a little longer at Mount Vernon. The time allotted for the tour and trying to get through the museum and grounds is not near enough time.
I really liked this tour. It was a very nice, quiet cruise down the Potomac. Mount Vernon is beautiful and very will kept. The out buildings give you a real appreciation of the work demanded by a large plantation in the late 18th century. There are nice gift shops and an eatery for your family. I highly recommend this tour.
Very enjoyable and relaxing tour. Mount Vernon is a lovely area to visit and the house restoration has been carried out beautifully.
The cruise was relaxing and a nice way to see the surrounding area. This tour was well worth our time. We all enjoyed it. Could have use a little more time at Mount Vernon.
This is a very relaxing way to see Mt.Vernon if you are staying in DC. No need to deal with the traffic. Cruise was very relaxing and the narration down the Potomac points out all the sights along the way. The 3 hours at Mt. Vernon is an adequate amount of time to spend at the site. Highly recommend.
Enjoyed the tour even though it poured down with rain for most of the trip.
The boat trip to Mt Vernon was very relaxing and liked seeing the countryside. Once we arrived we were on our to see the grounds and we were given a ticket to tour his home. I like being able to do this at your own pace. Had lunch at the food court which was very good. Good trip and I would recommend.
Wonderful cruise down the Potomac and then 3 hours at Mount Vernon. We thought 3 hours would be a lot, but there's a lot to see there! Still, we loved being on the boat and cruising there and back. Would recommend this to all!
This is a very relaxing way to see Mt Vernon. The boat ride took one and a half hours each way. It was a peaceful and beautiful cruise. We had three hours to spend at Mt Vernon. We were able to see everything. We ate lunch in the food court and even had time to sit in the back of the house overlooking the river. What a beautiful view!! Definitely recommend this trip!!
Everything you expect from an Historical day.
Even though I was outside the pickup range, it was easy to get to the Dockside using the Metro......
Interesting, well planned, enjoyable, accurate step back in time.
The grounds were beautiful and well maintained I would go again.
Relaxing and informative cruise on the Potomac. Plenty of time to explore the grounds and tour the house and other buildings. Best gift shop in the DC area.
Everything was great on this day trip to Mt. Vernon. The crew on the boat was the best and visiting the home of George Washington was such a great day.
Great Day out, comfortable ship. Brilliant destination in Mount Vernon. Highly recommend you fit this into your trip
This was a lovely day in every aspect. The cruise was very relaxing, the scenery beautiful, and the conversation with fellow passengers was interesting. The tour guide (our captain) was informative. Definitely a recommended trip to future travelers.
Well organized tour and friendly crew. A relaxing cruise on the river and a very enjoyable visit to our first President's home.
The cruise was great and we loved the tour of Mount Vernon. My friend and I just wished we had even more time to spend visiting the museum. We had a delicious lunch there also:)
This tour was fantastic. From the boat ride to Mt. Vernon to the tour of the home and grounds, and the guides. Great! I give it 5 stars
One of the best trips we have done in a long time. Absolutely brilliant. The only thing is when you arrive at the place to walk up to the house, there is a little bus that will take you up for free. I strongly recommennd using this, anyone can, it meets the boat and as I said it is completely free. The walk up in the mid day heat, slighly uphill can be a bit much.
So get the bus, the boat cruise is just fantastic, smooth, beautiful scenery, fresh warm breeze, excellent staff. You arrive, get the little bus up to the Home of George Washington, staff here better than you could get anywhere, so helpful, friendly. See a little video, short, in all airconditioned, go on a guided tour of house, all aircondition also. Very informative. Grounds brilliant, little shop etc. and back to the boat for 1.30pm and I think we were back where we boarded at 3pm ish. It was a brilliant day and I would highly recommdend this trip. Enjoy.!