• Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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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

What You Can Expect

Mount 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

Scott P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 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 .

alfredg3 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

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

dianeh11 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 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 :

Susan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 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.

Jennifer L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 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

Craig M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great tour. In Alexandria, the tour of Christ Church really brings the colonial days to life. The drive to Mt. Vernon is chalk full of history. At Mt. Vernon, you walk around on your own, getting the freedom to explore all of the plantation. This is a must do DC tour when you are there.

Joe P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This road trip was educational and enjoyable.
We were rushed somewhat in our stay at Mt. Vernon in that the driver was trying to stick to a 3 p.m. return to DC time schedule. But overall we are very happy with the Mt. Vernon and Alexandria road trip.
We highly recommend it to others seeking to see historic sites in the DC area.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

I love Mt. Vernon. It is a gorgeous setting. It is also a peek into the daily life of the well-off back in the day. Very informative. The grounds are beautiful to walk and take in. Our driver, Paul, took great care of us and made sure we didn't miss a thing. Very knowledgeable. Great experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Brilliant visit, with an engaging and helpful driver.

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