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Time5 hours (Approx.)
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

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
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.

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S
, Aug 2018

ample time for a thorough visit , my tour went out even tho I was the only one booked ..... The driver Paul was most helpful and attentive .

a
, Jul 2018

It was great, the driver was especially well informed and very helpful.

T
, Jul 2018

Great trip, the tour guide was super nice and even dropped us off at our hotel as it was on the way back, he gave out cold water and was super informative. I wish we had more time to view the area, we had rush into the video then only 15 minutes to get to the tour and then by the time we had finished the tour only 45 minutes to walk around, get something to eat and shop and the area was really spread out. Didnt get to shop, my son was disappointed. Otherwise a great tour.

d
, Jun 2018

Perfect trip. Took this tour with my 10 year old granddaughter.

I
, Jun 2018

Would not recommend this trip. Was not worth the price.

L
, Apr 2018

Loved this tour! It was amazing to see the grounds Washington once passed through. I wish we would have left more time for the museum as we only had about 45 min or so before we had to leave. We easily could have spend two hours there. Great tour and I would highly recommend :

D
, Apr 2018

Was a poor experience.. Mt Vernon and Old Town Alexandria were great but the drivers attitude made the whole experience negative.

S
, Apr 2018

I learned so much new information about George Washington and his family. I loved being able to explore his estate I will certainly go again.

J
, Apr 2018

This was a great tour. It was just long enough to see everything and not too long where your bored. Mt Vernon was really neat to see. Lots of sights and history. I really like stopping at the church where George Washington went and see how it hadn’t changed much from his time. Would recommend

k
, Apr 2018

Mount Vernon was great. Getting there and back was just ok. Could have been much better.


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