Situated on the banks of the Potomac River about 15 miles outside of Washington D.C., lies George Washington's iconic estate. Boasting 21 rooms and spanning over 500 acres, Mount Vernon was made a National Historic Landmark in 1960 and is maintained by The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. It hosts over 1 million visitors every year, who enjoy tours inside the mansion, the lush gardens, farm animals, a whiskey distillery, a slave memorial, and much more.
The mansion itself is made from wood and the current structure, built loosely in Palladian architecture style, was first built in 1758 in place of a former house on the property built by George's father Augustine. The Washington family moved to this land, at that time named Little Hunting Creek Plantation, when George was only three years old. During his career, he spent time in both New York and Philadelphia, but after retiring as the first President of the United States of America, George moved back to Mount Vernon. George and his wife Martha lived most of their life here, and they were both laid to rest on the property. Their tombs are open to visitors and guests have the opportunity to participate in a special wreath laying memorial.
Visitors to Mount Vernon get to catch a glimpse at what life was like hundreds of years ago on a plantation. We offer General Admission tickets that give you full access to the estate at your own pace, as well as a ticket that includes a scenic river cruise along the Potomac.
After your guided tour concludes, you are given the rest of the day to explore the rest of the property at your own pace.
April through October: 9:00am - 5:00pm
November through March: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Take the D.C. Metro Yellow Line to Huntington Station. Exit at the lower level of the station (Huntington Avenue) to catch a Fairfax Connector bus to Mount Vernon. Board the Fairfax Connector Bus #101, the Fort Hunt Line, for a 20-minute trip to Mount Vernon's entrance gate.
Public Entrance Fees
Adults - $20
Children - $10