• Mount Vernon
    with River Cruise

    "Thee boat ride from the Wharf along the Potomac was wonderfully
    relaxing and informative and offered fabulous views of Mount Vernon."

    pamela, USA

Mount Vernon General Admission and River Cruise

Mount Vernon General Admission and River Cruise

  • Instant Voucher
  • United States History
  • Step Back in Time

Experience Mount Vernon and a Sightseeing Potomac River Cruise.

Please note that availability for our 2018 season will be released soon.

 

See George Washington’s elegant home and learn more about the life and legacy of the first American president. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the estate, which features beautiful gardens, heritage breed animals, a working blacksmith shop, and a stunning view of the Potomac River. Inside the museum and education center, see original objects, such as his famous dentures, and watch the American Revolution come to life in a 4-D theater where it snows every day. Find out about Washington’s successful business enterprises at his reconstructed gristmill and whiskey distillery, open April through October. 

Now, with this ticket, enhance your visit to Mount Vernon with a 45-minute sightseeing cruise of the Potomac. See unique views of the estate and learn more about Washington’s fishing enterprises. Tours depart regularly throughout the day, April through August, and on select weekends in September and October. Guests will be assigned to the next available tour time.

  • Most visitors spend 3 or more hours here
  • Monument / Museum
  • Normal
  • Morning, Afternoon, All Day
    • Entrance ticket to Mount Vernon
    • Sightseeing Cruise on the Potomac River
  • Adults (ages 12+) €31.00
    Children (ages 6-11) €18.00
    Infants (ages 5 and und €0.00
  • You will present your voucher at the ticket window at Mount Vernon, where you will receive a timed ticket indicating the time of your Mansion tour. You will be assigned the next available tour time. Mount Vernon is located about 15 miles outside of D.C., 8 miles south of Alexandria, and is accessible by car or public transport. The address is 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121.

    You will be issued a separate ticket for a sightseeing cruise at the next available time or the guest’s preferred time. Please allow 20 minutes to reach the wharf from the Orientation Center. Shuttle service to the wharf is provided daily in season.

  • English, Please inquire about other languages
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    • Much of the estate is outdoors and walking is required. Wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
    • When you present your voucher at the ticket window, you will receive a timed ticket indicating the time of your Mansion tour. You will be assigned the next available tour time.
    • Please note that in peak season (mid-March-May), you may experience a long wait before entering the Mansion. Your Mansion tour may also be abbreviated due to high-volume visitation.
    • All bags and containers larger than 16x16x8 inches are prohibited from entering the property. All bags are subject to security inspections. 
    • Entrance ticket to Mount Vernon
    • Sightseeing Cruise on the Potomac River
  • Most visitors spend 3 or more hours here
  • Monument / Museum
  • Normal
  • Morning, Afternoon, All Day
  • Adults (ages 12+) €31.00
    Children (ages 6-11) €18.00
    Infants (ages 5 and und €0.00
  • You will present your voucher at the ticket window at Mount Vernon, where you will receive a timed ticket indicating the time of your Mansion tour. You will be assigned the next available tour time. Mount Vernon is located about 15 miles outside of D.C., 8 miles south of Alexandria, and is accessible by car or public transport. The address is 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121.

    You will be issued a separate ticket for a sightseeing cruise at the next available time or the guest’s preferred time. Please allow 20 minutes to reach the wharf from the Orientation Center. Shuttle service to the wharf is provided daily in season.

  • English, Please inquire about other languages
  • 25
    • Much of the estate is outdoors and walking is required. Wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
    • When you present your voucher at the ticket window, you will receive a timed ticket indicating the time of your Mansion tour. You will be assigned the next available tour time.
    • Please note that in peak season (mid-March-May), you may experience a long wait before entering the Mansion. Your Mansion tour may also be abbreviated due to high-volume visitation.
    • All bags and containers larger than 16x16x8 inches are prohibited from entering the property. All bags are subject to security inspections. 
    • Entrance ticket to Mount Vernon
    • Sightseeing Cruise on the Potomac River
  • Most visitors spend 3 or more hours here
  • Monument / Museum
  • Normal
  • Morning, Afternoon, All Day
  • Adults (ages 12+) €31.00
    Children (ages 6-11) €18.00
    Infants (ages 5 and und €0.00
  • You will present your voucher at the ticket window at Mount Vernon, where you will receive a timed ticket indicating the time of your Mansion tour. You will be assigned the next available tour time. Mount Vernon is located about 15 miles outside of D.C., 8 miles south of Alexandria, and is accessible by car or public transport. The address is 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121.

    You will be issued a separate ticket for a sightseeing cruise at the next available time or the guest’s preferred time. Please allow 20 minutes to reach the wharf from the Orientation Center. Shuttle service to the wharf is provided daily in season.

  • English, Please inquire about other languages
  • 25
    • Much of the estate is outdoors and walking is required. Wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
    • When you present your voucher at the ticket window, you will receive a timed ticket indicating the time of your Mansion tour. You will be assigned the next available tour time.
    • Please note that in peak season (mid-March-May), you may experience a long wait before entering the Mansion. Your Mansion tour may also be abbreviated due to high-volume visitation.
    • All bags and containers larger than 16x16x8 inches are prohibited from entering the property. All bags are subject to security inspections. 

Tour Highlights

  • George Washington's Mansion
  • Sightseeing Cruise on the Potomac River
  • Estate Gardens
  • Live animals just like Washington kept
  • George and Martha Washington's Tomb
  • Slave Memorial
  • Pioneer Farm
  • Beautiful Views of the Potomac River
  • George Washington’s Distillery & Gristmill (open April - October)

 

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse What is included with my ticket?

    This General Admission Entrance ticket to Mount Vernon with Boat Cruise includes access inside George Washington's Mansion, its grounds and gardens, and a 45 minute river cruise on the Potomac. 

    Other highlights included with your ticket:

    • George and Martha Washington's tomb
    • Slave Memorial
    • Beautiful views of the Potomac River
    • George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill (open April - October)
  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    Mount Vernon is located about 15 miles outside of D.C. and is accessible by car or public transport. The address is 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121. Transportation from D.C. to Mount Vernon is not included in the cost of your ticket.

    You will be issued a separate ticket for a sightseeing cruise at the next available time or the guest’s preferred time. Please allow 20 minutes to reach the wharf from the Orientation Center. Shuttle service to the wharf is provided daily in season.

  • Expand/Collapse What are Mount Vernon's opening hours?

    Mount Vernon's seasonal hours are as follows:

    April through October: 9:00am - 5:00pm 

    November through March: 9:00am - 4:00pm 

    Please note that visitors during peak season (mid-March-May), you may experience longer wait times before entering the mansion, and we recommend arriving to Mount Vernon with plenty of time to enjoy your day. Most visitors spend several hours exploring the mansion and grounds. 

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We are happy to offer full refunds if the reservation is cancelled more than 72 hours (3 days) before the scheduled tour.  We do not offer refunds for any reason once we are within 72 hours of the scheduled tour. 

  • Expand/Collapse How can I get to Mount Vernon from D.C. with public transportation?

    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.

  • Expand/Collapse What time do I need to get there for my tour?

    Visitors during peak season (mid-March-May) may experience longer wait times before entering the mansion, and we recommend arriving to Mount Vernon with plenty of time to enjoy your day. Most visitors spend several hours exploring the mansion and grounds. Mount Vernon opens at 9:00am every day of the year. 

  • Expand/Collapse Is there parking available?

    Yes, visitor parking is free at Mount Vernon. 

  • Expand/Collapse Are there places to eat at Mount Vernon?

    There are a few options for eating at Mount Vernon, and please note that outside food or drinks are not allowed other than bottled water. 

    There is a food court located near the entrance of Mount Vernon serving breakfast, coffee, burgers, sandwiches, pizza, vegetarian options, salads, and desserts.

    There is also a nice restaurant located inside the Mount Vernon Inn, which you can make a reservation at here.   

  • Expand/Collapse Can I take photos?

    Mount Vernon welcomes photos of the exterior of the mansion and the beautiful grounds, but please note that photos are not allowed inside the mansion.

  • Expand/Collapse Are strollers allowed?

    Strollers are allowed at Mount Vernon, with the exception of inside the mansion. 

  • Expand/Collapse Is Mount Vernon wheelchair accessible?

    The first floor of the mansion is wheelchair accessible. 

     

    The Ford Orientation Center, Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center and Mount Vernon Inn complex are wheelchair accessible and there there is an accessible path linking the buildings. Please note that there may be small sections of uneven pavement. 

    Standard, non-motorized wheelchairs and wheeled walkers are available free of charge inside the Ford Orientation Center.