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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.  


  • 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

Rebecca L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Only wish I'd had more time. So much to see at Mt. Vernon. Don't miss the education building!

Anna R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Joe and Bobby gave me a great history lesson. I learned a lot from them. I wished we had time to stop in Alexandria and look at the sites.

Ann S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our tour guide, Tunda, was wonderful!

William H B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Very good

Mark P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Very enjoyable trip. Tour guide was very helpful and courteous. The ride to Mt Vernon was comfortable. I would recommend this trip to someone that is interested in seeing Mt. Vernon without the hassle of driving yourself. The tour also had tickets ready for us to enter the mansion and we were able to get right in without delay.

Sandra M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was my favorite tour. It was amazing.

Robin P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I was alone during this trip on a weekday. The driver, tour guide was very nice, very informative about the sites and I was happy w/ this company. Good job!

Liza N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. Would book another tour with him.


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.

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