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From Washington DC: Mount Vernon & Old Town Alexandria Tour

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From Washington DC: Mount Vernon & Old Town Alexandria Tour

From US$ 750 per group up to 5

Explore Mount Vernon – the fully restored country estate of the first President of the United States, George Washington, and his wife Martha. Learn about his life and legacy at this living Museum. Also visit his hometown of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
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3.5 hours
  • Washington, DC

  • 45 minutes
  • Alexandria, Virginia

  • Old Town, Alexandria (guided tour)

  • Mount Vernon, Virginia

  • George Washington's Mount Vernon (guided tour, lunch, free time)

  • 1 hour
  • Washington, DC

Meeting point
Main stop
Other stop
  • Visit two of Washington, DC area's most popular sites in one day
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Mount Vernon Grounds and Estate
  • Tour the Mansion, restored to 1799 - when George Washington died
  • Visit the Tomb of President George Washington
  • Stop at the Masonic Temple and the Historic Christ Church in Historic Old Town Alexandria
  • Be entertained and informed by a personal licensed Tour Guide who will help you make the most of your day
Full description
The first adventure on this historic tour is winding through the streets of Old Town Alexandria - to explore and experience George Washington's hometown - past Robert E. Lee’s boyhood home, the George Washington Masonic Temple, and the Historic Christ Church. Get ready to be wowed as you see this colonial-themed hot spot, consisting of more than 200 restaurants and boutiques! Next, you'll ride along the Potomac River and visit the Mount Vernon Estate - one of the Washington, DC, area’s premier sightseeing attractions. You will explore historic Mount Vernon – from the mansion’s interior where President Washington resided, to his beloved gardens, and final resting place.  After time for lunch at the Mt Vernon Food Court (lunch not included in the tour price), you will have time to learn more about George Washington’s life and legacy in both the Museum and Education Center – home to more than 700 original objects (including his false teeth) and 25 theaters and galleries. There is even a multi-media theatre where it actually snows! After shopping for unique gifts at the Mt Vernon Shops, you will be entertained by your guide as you return back to Washington DC.
  • Live narrative by your guide
  • Transportation by luxury tour bus or SUV
  • Inside tour of the Mount Vernon Mansion
  • Fully-guided stops in Old Town Alexandria and Mt Vernon Estate
  • Entry to Mt Vernon Museum and Education Center
  • Bottled water on buses
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Meeting point

US Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour’s departure time to check in
  • Please wear sensible walking shoes to walk around the Mount Vernon Estate
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 80 reviews

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Edgar was a wonderful tour guide! This tour is so well done and full of history. It’s a must see in our book. We will take it again with family when we return. Also, wonderful guide company. I left our bag of souvenirs in the bus after the tour was over. I got back to hotel and realized I left it in the bus. I contacted the company and they brought our bag to the hotel!! Above and beyond wonderful service!

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October 29, 2019

Our travel guide was very knowledgeable and polite. The Bus was very clean and easy to get on and off of. You could see out of the windows well and the air conditioner was perfect. They did not allow any food or drink on the bus which was a good thing because helps the bus stay clean. They have a cooler there with water for all the guest. We were very happy with this tour to Mt. Vernon.

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September 30, 2019

Ann Marie’s 40 years of experience shines through as she entertained us through Old Town Alexandria on route to Mt. Vernon. An art fair in Old Town Alexandria ended up closing streets, so we ended up having more time exploring George Washington’s farmhouse home. With lots of witty jokes and information that can only come from a guide, Ann Marie delivers. And thanks Milton for driving us around and keeping us hydrated with ice cold water!

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September 25, 2019

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