Tour code: 5769MTVN
Explore some of the most famous landmark locations around Washington, DC on this guided, half-day sightseeing tour. Travel to Mount Vernon, George Washington's popular plantation in Virginia and one of the nation’s most beloved historic sites. Learn about his life and tour his home of more than 40 years. Then enjoy a guided bus trip around Old Town Alexandria. See the many historic 17th- and 18th-century homes, hear colorful stories about this founding father and discover little known facts about all the monuments, statues and buildings in the area.  

Highlights

  • Guided tour of Mount Vernon, one of the most famous historical estates in America
  • Explore the 23-room mansion with a guide and admire its views of the Potomac River
  • See how the mansion has been restored to look as it did in 1799 when George Washington died
  • Visit the tomb of George and Martha Washington
  • Watch colonial-era actors at work in a blacksmith shop and on a colonial farm
  • Take a guided bus tour through historical Old Town Alexandria

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What You Can Expect

Mt Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC

Old Alexandria

On this half-day, 5-hour trip, travel approximately 30 minutes from Washington, DC to Mount Vernon, George Washington's beloved plantation home in Virginia. Tour the mansion and the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, featuring 23 galleries and theaters where visitors learn about Washington through interactive displays, an action adventure movie, short films produced by the History Channel and more. Visit the final resting place of George and Martha Washington, walk through the beautiful gardens and restored landscapes and much more.

After lunch at Mount Vernon (not included), enjoy a guided bus tour of Old Town Alexandria. See George Washington’s old “stomping grounds,” including Gadsby's Tavern Restaurant and Museum, which hosted Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison and James Monroe, among many other dignitaries. Visit Historic Ramsey House, also the site of Alexandria’s Visitors Center and Lee-Fendall House, a veritable showcase of American history since 1785. Also, see some of the town’s major attractions, like the Old Presbyterian Meeting House, Christ Church, the 7-foot-wide Spite House, Robert E. Lee’s Boyhood Home and the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Customer Reviews

eugene

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

So much history, Fascinating!

Theresa Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The tour was great. Our guide was very funny. It was a great day and tour and I would book it again.

Vikki D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This is a wonderful tour. Appreciated the driver's information about Alexanderia,and the stop at Christ's Church in Alexandria where George Washington worshipped. We had 3 hours at Mt. Vernon,time to tour and take it all in.

Deborah L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Joe I think that's his name told us a lot of very interesting information on the way out and Mount Vernon was just great. Paul showed up on time to give us a ride back.

Owen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Recommend this trip highly.

Nancy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had a great time. The trip was good and very informative. The bus driver, Big Joe, was great to ride with and kept us on our toes with facts and questions. I would recommend this trip!

Thane H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

There were only two couples on this tour so it was very personable with each other and the tour guide.

Anthony J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Had a great day, well worth the time. The history was very interesting as we're both the educational centre and museum. The tour guide was good fun and had very good knowledge on the history but also on golf.

PEGGY C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was great!

Darlene S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A very nice trip. Mt. Vernon is beautiful. It was a very hot day so we didn't explore as much as we thought we would.

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