Washington DC

George Washington's Mount Vernon & Old Alexandria Half-Day Guided Tour from DC

Washington, United States

From USD 99.00

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Venture beyond Washington DC city limits—and explore some of the nation’s key historical landmarks—on this half-day coach tour. Pick between morning and afternoon departure times, and set off via the George Washington Memorial Parkway: you’ll spy landmarks like the Robert E. Lee Childhood Home, George Washington Masonic National Memorial, and Alexandria’s Christ Church. Upon arrival, go for a self-led audio tour of Mount Vernon’s grounds and museum.
  • Round-trip transit via coach makes it easy to venture beyond DC limits
  • Explore the highlights of Mount Vernon, George Washington’s former estate
  • Tour Mount Vernon’s grounds and museum with a self-led audio guide
  • Soak up views and history along the George Washington Memorial Parkway

What's Included

  • Half-Day George Washington's Mount Vernon & Old Alexandria Guided Tour from DC
  • Admission into Mount Vernon, the famous historical estate of George Washington
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour of Mount Vernon Estate and Museum
  • Access to George and Martha Washington's Tomb
  • Multi-Lingual Audio Guided Tours of Mount Vernon Estate in English, Spanish, French, and Chinese
  • Drive through George Washington Memorial Parkway in Old Alexandria
  • Pass by home of Robert E Lee, Christ Church, George Washington Masonic Temple, Lyceum Museum & more
  • All fees & taxes included
  • Includes Entry Fees to the estate and a reserved mansion tour time.
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 400 New Jersey Ave NW
    400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

    Two and half blocks away from Union Station on the corner of E street and New Jersey Ave NW

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Washington Monument (Pass By)

George Washington Memorial Parkway

Admission Ticket Free

Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee (Pass By)

George Washington Masonic National Memorial (Pass By)

Alexandria's Christ Church (Pass By)

George Washington's Mount Vernon

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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35 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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A must see
Deborah_D, May 2023
Bus driver / guide excellent .. great info given to us .. very knowledgeable snd informative .. great !
Trip to Mt Vernon
David_B, May 2023
Our driver was well informed and funny. Perhaps stay away from political discussion though. Otherwise we really appreciated his local knowledge.
Amazing experience.
Travis_J, Apr 2023
Tour of the grounds and mansion was amazing and educational. The drive was erratic and at times tense.
Not enough time.
Ninette_F, Apr 2023
Amazing Property and History. Was disappointed in the staging of the Mansion. Dont expect to be able to see it all. This event is really a whole day event. We only got to really see a third of the property in the time alotted. Great tour of Alexandria afterwards. Excellent drive/tour guide.
March 28 tour with Zohery driver Robert
Laura_C, Apr 2023
Our van driver Robert was very helpful. He checked our personal wheelchair with hotel staff; procured one for us once at Mt. Vernon. Due to our physical limitations, we could not get to as many parts of the estate we would have liked. It would have been cool and helpful if there was a faster mode of transportation such as an electric cart, or something, which could have ferried us to places such as the tomb and cemetery. It was nice that the bottom level of the mansion was accessible with ramps. Myself being visually impaired, I would have liked the opportunity to touch more of the architecture--fire places, mantlepieces, etc. People on the tour with us were also very helpful with pushing my friend's chair from time to time.
Great tour
April_C, Mar 2023
The bud tour guide was wonderful, I would recommend taking the early tour as ours was the 2:00pm and we were 20minutes late being picked up and there was a long line to tour Washington house and the grounds closed at 4:00 so that’s all of MT Vernon that we got to see that evening, however my group was very impressed by the knowledge and history that was given by the bus tour guide and so I gave 5 stars!! Will be taking another tour back again when in town next!
Living in past history
linda_w, Oct 2022
Seeing the mansion snd the replication of a past time in history. Glad to have time to explore snd grounds and see the vastness of the estate
It was a very nice...
Donald_R, Aug 2022
It was a very nice pleasant drive to Mt. Vernon. We enjoyed the tour of Alexandria. The driver was helpful and fun.
The slave quarters were...
Sharon_S, June 2022
The slave quarters were hoorible but it helped me to understand it better. Thanks for showing it instead of covering it up
Good tour
Christy_C, June 2022
Seeing the estate for the first time with my dad and son; Revolutionary War video; Slave cemetery; our tour guide was entertaining and very informative
Issue very rough ride ac not working. Well
Ann_O, June 2022
The bus needs new shocks and ac not working well. Rob was a wealth of knowledge!! Enjoyed the tour of Mt.Vernon and Richmond
Rick_W, May 2022
We were unaware that it was not a guided tour it was basically a ride to Mount Vernon and then a ride to Arlington cemetery where we then had to find her own way home very disappointing for the price that I paid for this
The most memorable part...
Shirley_C, Apr 2022
The most memorable part was learning about George Washington’s personal life and his battle tactics.
Expensive One Way Ride Tour!!!
Kim_L, Apr 2022
Our tour driver was nice and he gave us some history and pointed out some famous buildings along our way to Mount Vernon and Alexandra Town. The tour of George Washington home was great and we enjoyed the history and the beautiful home and sceneries of the property. We only wish it wasn’t so rushed during the guided tour of the house. They rushed us from room to room and was not very informative. We upgraded our tour with Arlington Cemetery so I asked our driver if I could leave my heavy gift bags that we bought from the GW museum on the bus he said No. He said his tour was over and he left. We were surprised and upset because we had paid for the round trip tour and thought he would of drop us back at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the end of the Arlington Cemetery tour. This was very misleading in the description of the tour because it advertised a round trip pickup and drop off. If I had known it was just a one way ride there I wouldn’t of paid $119 pp for basically driving us there. Uber would of been a cheaper option.
Glad we went
Bruce_A, Apr 2022
Nice cool day, no large crowds, great food options, adequate bathrooms/locations; educational. Humbling to walk where he did.
Unfavorable, Unprofessional
Vanessa_P, Mar 2022
Zohery Tour company was disorganized, late & had unclean tour transportation. We had to take an Uber to our first tour destination because the tour guide, Joe, was running 2 hours late. Then we were told he would be waiting for us at 12:30pm for pick up and he still had us wait 20 minutes for him to pick us up ( we were the only ones on the tour). The van was very dirty and covered with animal hair. Lastly, we were told we would have to get a ride with another tour company back to hotel four hours later. Moreover, we were told incorrect information about the closing times of Mt Vernon, which resulted in the order of a much more expensive Uber as we didn’t wish to wait in the cold and rain for an extra hour to get a ride with other tour group.
The Washington tour is...
Roxana_H, Mar 2022
The Washington tour is great. The issue was that we booked the 5 hour tour at 2 pm but we had to wait 30 minutes to leave the hotel because the tour guide came late. Then they said that we would first pass by old Alexandria, so we arrived at 3:00 pm to the Washington house. At 4:30 pm they asked us to start leaving the area, so we couldn't see much from the entire place. . I wish I could have more time. The house closed at 5 pm. We only has 1 1/2 hour from the 4 hours we thought we will have. That wasn't enough.
Never again
Gail_L, Mar 2022
The van…NOT a tour bus, was a piece of trash. As you can see in the photo, my son was sitting in a broken seat, and the woman behind him had to deal with a seat-back encroaching into her leg space. The van had little to no shock absorbers, and the ride out was terribly bumpy. We arrived at the meeting place 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure, and because the van is so small, all 5 in our party had to split up. We thought we were going on a nice tour…my husband and I were so embarrassed to have taken my son, his wife, and our grandson on this tour. Our tour guide was so-so…some good history on the way out, but very little on the trip back…after Fort Washington, nothing. Such a disappointing tour.
Lived up to expectations
Donald_G, Sept 2021
Joe was a good driver and very knowledgeable Mt Vernon was as described I would have liked to spend more time in Alexandria
Very nice mansion
Mary_V, Aug 2021
We really could have easily spent 3 hours at the mansion. It was great but I felt we were rushed and never even had time for the gift shop.

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