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Great self guided tour!
This was my second time for this excursion and it continues to be one of my favorite trips while in DC. A leisurely cruise to Mt. Vernon, then about 3 hours to explore the estate and have lunch the turkey pot pie is very good.
We learned a bit about what it takes to run an estate of this size back in the 1700s such as spinning thread and weaving fabric to make clothing. We spoke with a young man in the character of General Washington's personal valet who told us of the day to day necessities he provided to his master.
The tour of the main house is very informative but we skipped it this time to allow more time to meander the grounds and gardens. A beautiful day all around and a lazy trip back to our starting point at the pier. If you have the time, this is a wonderful way to spend the day!
Arguably my favorite part of the trip to Washington DC. Taking a nice boat ride down the Potomac, you gaze upon perhaps the most famous residence in the country up on the hill. It was amazing to see how even the rich and famous of that time may be considered poor in our time
Very enjoyable boat ride up the Potomac river
It was great stepping back in time and learning about our forefathers.
So nice to sit back and watch the beauty of the Potomac River glide past. Our time at Mt. Vernon was sufficient to see the property and thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the history of the area depicted there.
Great tour. Talk to the actors, they are very knowledgeable
This tour was AMAZING! I can't wait to go back with my fiance! I went with a good friend and we loved walking through the gardens, touring the house and paying our respects to Martha and George Washington along with paying our respects at the slave memorial. When you were there you could feel the history and it gave us goosebumps. This was our favorite purchase that we made for the first part of our trip!
This tour was amazing!
This is such a great way to visit Mount Vernon. Coming in from the Potomac is fun and easy and the sights along the way are an extra bonus!
River trip was very relaxing. Suggest bringing water and sandwiches to eat after the tours.
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