Washington DC

Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC

Washington, United States

From USD 99.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

What's Included

  • 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
  • Includes Entry fees to the estate and reserved mansion time
  • Lunch (food court available at Mount Vernon)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 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.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee (Pass By)

Lee-Fendall House (Pass By)

George Washington's Mount Vernon

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Potomac River (Pass By)

Alexandria's Christ Church (Pass By)

Old Town Waterfront (Pass By)

Spite House Alexandria (Pass By)

George Washington Memorial Parkway (Pass By)

508 Cameron St (Pass By)

King Street & South Washington Street (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Tours depart from 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, D.C., DC 20001, USA. Tour operator details provided on your ticket after purchase.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

Cancellation Policy

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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

On my next visit, I would like to book the same trip with Joe and visit other areas of the estate and museum.


588 reviews
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Jon_G, June 2023
Thank you for the experience. The trip was great would love to go back and spend some time in Alexandria for some more shopping and soak in some more of the things our founding fathers did their.
Mount Vernon
Jimmy_K, May 2023
Audio enhancements made peripheral bildings come to life. View of the Potomac is awesome. Washington was a very complex man.
Worth it!
Jessica_S, May 2023
Fantastic trip. I cannot stress enough the importance of booking some of these DC spots in advance. We walked past many people that had driven to Mr. Vernon only to be told that tickets to get into the house itself were sold out for the day. It’s such a great feeling to know the transportation and tickets are covered and you get a bit of history on the drive to and from as well. This was probably one of our favorite parts of our DC trip. Highly recommend!
Our Mt. Vernon Experience
Chris_M, May 2023
First time seeing Mt. Vernon. It was a great experience. Loved the return trip through Old Alexandria. Great guide.
Fun and easy trip to Mt. Vernon from DC
Wendy_S, May 2023
Great tour. Friendly and knowledgeable guide. Loved the history included with the trip. Really enjoyed the side trip to Alexandria and so did my 9yo son.
Perfect trip!
Ana_M, May 2023
Very organized, fun and worth the money. Robert was very knowledgeable and friendly. Love hearing stories during the trip and Washington’s house was gorgeous.
Mount Vernon was great
JAMES_S, May 2023
Mount Vernon was great but we could have stopped in Alexandria instead of driving though. Very knowledgeable driver.
Loved this Tour!
Ryan_T, May 2023
The tour was super nice and very educational! My two daughters and I really had a nice time at Mount Vernon. We can understand why George Washington wanted to be there all the time. The grounds and views are so beautiful!
Wonderful trip
Kara_G, May 2023
Our guide was very personable and knowledgeable. He shared lots of little details along the way. Mount Vernon is beautiful and there is so much to see.
MaryJean_L, May 2023
The history given by our guide, Robert. The plantation is beautiful. The audio tour was very educational.
Very good trip. Guide and...
Theophilus_P, May 2023
Very good trip. Guide and driver was pleasant, organized, informative, and enthusiastic. He clearly knows his stuff and enjoys leading tours.
Worst bus tour
Melissa_B, May 2023
Mount Vernon itself was amazing and I would highly recommend going there. Although do not use this tour, the bus was late and it was so bumpy literally people kept bouncing off of their seats. Also, the guide talked so mono toned it was hard to pay attention, in fact at least two people fell asleep.
Horrible Tour/Guide
Vincent_M, May 2023
All this tour turned out to be was transportation. Junkie van. Bobby the driver spent the time with trivia jokes that had nothing to do with Mount Vernon. He also made it clear he was a democrat and made uncalled for comments about Trump. He also spent time talking to the injured soldier and his wife about disability benefits etc SOOO out of line for a guide. Don’t ever book through Viator
Nice visit
Ken_K, May 2023
Great your, I would plan my next one around the school groups. Not that they were an issue, just a great many large groups , make it a bit more difficult to enjoy it all.
Bobby was my driver , it...
Teresa_S, May 2023
Bobby was my driver , it was really a great experience. Would definitely do it again. Thank you, Bobby.
Ann_A, Apr 2023
Mount Vernon is so beautiful and there’s so much history it was an honor to be able to visit and hear all the stories of every one who lived there
Great time!
Jason_M, Apr 2023
It rained, but was still a nice experience to see the house and property of the Washington family. Our Driver was great!
Historical Mount Vermon delivers
Johannes_v, Apr 2023
Driver with good background stories and tips. A true historical destination. The mansion was well maintained. The museum was very good, enjoyed the 4D film about the revolutionairy wat.
Well worth the trip
Sally_G, Apr 2023
Our time here was curtailed by 1 hour & rushed at the end due to a money raising function. It meant on a v hot day we had v little time to get any for refreshment. Otherwise a very interesting place to visit with a good view up river
Loved mansion tour
Martha_T, Apr 2023
We loved tour of mansion and learning about the many innovations attributed to GW! The 2-story 16-sided threshing barn was fascinating!

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