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Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC

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icon5 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore some of the most famous landmark locations around Washington, DC on this half-day historical 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 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.
  • Admission to Mount Vernon, one of the most famous historical estates in America
  • Explore the 23-room mansion 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 scenic bus tour through historical Old Town Alexandria
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Half-Day trip to George Washington's Mount Vernon from Washington DC
Drive through Old Alexandria on the way to Mt. Vernon and pass by sites like home of Robert E. Lee
Introductory video upon arrival to Mount Vernon
Tour of George Washington's Mansion
Free time to explore the rest of the estate on own at your leisure
Licensed Tour Guide
Lunch (food court available at Mount Vernon)
Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
400 New Jersey Ave NW , 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

Meet your tour guide at the Hyatt Regency Hotel (close to Union Station Metro). Address: 400 New Jersey Ave. NW Washington DC 20001 Please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to tour start time.

This activity will end right where it started.
On this half-day 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.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee
Pass by the childhood home of Robert E. Lee.
Pass By:  
Lee-Fendall House
Drive by the Lee-Fendall House in Old Alexandria.
Stop At:  
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Upon arrival, watch a brief introduction video. Them take a tour of George Washington's Mansion. After your tour, you'll have free time to explore the rest of the estate at your leisure before returning back to DC. Food Court and Gift Shop available at this location.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Potomac River
Pass by the Potomac River
Pass By:  
Alexandria's Christ Church
Pass by Alexandria's Christ Church
Pass By:  
Old Town Waterfront
Pass by Old Town Waterfront in Alexandria
Pass By:  
Spite House Alexandria
Smallest TOWN HOUSE in Old Town
Pass By:  
George Washington Memorial Parkway
A drive on the parkway all the way to the Mansion
Pass By:  
508 Cameron St
George washington's Town House
Pass By:  
King Street & South Washington Street
GORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC TEMPLE
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please Note: Transportation will NOT be provided back to pick-up location after tour for those who selected the Arlington Cemetery upgrade option during checkout. Please plan accordingly.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Tours by LOBA
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "On my next visit, I would like to book the same trip with Joe and visit other areas of the estate and museum." See review

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-4
Mt Vernon tour
John_G
, May 2022
Great tour, wonderful history, beautiful grounds/view and staff were great. Easy pick up and tour guide named Rob was awesome. Bus needed new shocks with very bumpy ride.
star-5
Mount Vernon trip.
PeterJohnH_S
, May 2022
The visit and the tour guide. If you had back issues though the bus was very unpleasant. Very bumpy. I would suggest poor suspension.
star-5
Get to know George
Kathleen_S
, May 2022
best way to learn about George Washington by visiting his beloved home. Very well put together. Learned things I never knew.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great time at Mt Vernon
TJ_C
, May 2022
We loved the driver he gave a lot of information about Washington that we didn't know. He was great. My only issue was that I think the van could have been a little cleaner.
star-5
Interesting
Melonie_W
, May 2022
Beautiful experience and the weather was great. Learned more in a few hours than in 12 years of schooling. Very interesting.
star-5
Wonderful Tour!
KATHY_N
, May 2022
Our tour guide Robert was wonderful! He had so much knowledge about the areas we toured and was very nice and friendly to everyone. It was a real pleasure seeing Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria and learning the history of both locations. We had a wonderful time.
star-5
Great day all around
Melissa_M
, May 2022
Our bus driver Joe made the trip there and back memorable House and grounds was beautiful Very moving to see the tombs
star-5
Wonderful and knowledgeable
Pennee_D
, May 2022
Our guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable being a history teacher in he's early life. There was a revolutionary war reenactment the day we went, which added to the fun. We would visit again.
star-5
Sprawling. Inspiring. Captivating.
Glenn_M
, Apr 2022
Gained an even greater appreciation of George Washington and the founding of our country. There is a person who plays, in character, George Washington's doctor who does animated lectures on-site. Very informative and entertaining! Our guide Robert was exceptional, knowledgeable and funny. Don't miss the high end gift shop, selling things such as authentic money from the 1800's.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The burial location for...
Harry_S
, Apr 2022
The burial location for Washington and the nearby slave exhibits. Also the tour showed Washington as an amazingly diverse person.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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