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George Washington's Mount Vernon

George Washington's Mount Vernon

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Mount Vernon
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  • Lisa S.
    "first President was a thrill"(4 Tips)
    Tasha M.
    "great job with the education centers and multimedia"(4 Tips)
    David C.
    "George and Martha picked a great spot~"(3 Tips)
    Aundra C.
    "nice drive along the GW Parkway"(2 Tips)
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  • George Washington's Mount Vernon
    Attention whiskey fans: The new batch of George Washington Rye Whiskey (unaged) will be available for purchase on April 4th at 10am. The whiskey is available for purchase in person only. Cheers!
  • CJ W.
    CJ WallingtonApril 20, 2013
    Travel just west of the estate and see Mount Vernon as visitors would when they first arrived. You can easily see how they would be impressed, if not slightly in awe, of his home.
  • Brandon H.
    Brandon HarrisOctober 18, 2013
    I Love this place so much it's like my home! Check out the Potomac view, the tombs&the educational center. Make sure to go on the forest trail! Oh yeah, maybe touring the house would be a good idea ;)
  • John H.
    John HankusJune 22, 2015
    A must visit when in DC or Virginia. Beautiful gardens and daily demonstrations of what life was like in the 1700s. Lots to see between the house, museum, and the tomb. Different every season.
  • Stan H.
    Stan HarmonApril 24, 2013
    So much inspiring art and history. The Learning Center is where the action is, but museum is far quieter and displays the dramatic original art you come to see.
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LAugust 12, 2014
    George Washington's much history. Make sure to visit his burial site and pay your respects. Make sure to tour the home and museum.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkFebruary 14, 2013
    Not only is this educational, it's eventful. In every room, George Washington is reflected in the furniture, lighting, etc. The garden is spectacular in the spring and you may even see his dentures!
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa SchneiderJuly 28, 2015
    I love history & to be able to walk the same stairs and halls of our great and first President was a thrill for me. The gardens are fabulous! Be sure to visit the tomb.
  • Dwayne K.
    Dwayne KilbourneApril 15, 2013
    Home of our 1st President, this place showcases how Washington lived. Be sure to take it all in, especially with this place a bit off the beaten path and away from the heart of DC!
  • Visit Fairfax
    Visit FairfaxJuly 3, 2012
    Mount Vernon is home to our first President, George Washington. Kids will love the interactive museum & parents will love the rich history. Enjoy the beautiful gardens & views of the Potomac!
  • Justine J.
    Justine JablonskaAugust 22, 2011
    The back porch of the Mansion has comfy green chairs where you can relax while gazing out at the gorgeous Potomac amid green rolling hills. Super spot for a rest amid all the walking / sightseeing!
  • C H.
    C HNovember 14, 2013
    Plan on spending the day! We didn't see everything and were there for nearly 8 hours. We did the movie, mansion, dinner tour, lunch, wharf, farm, education center. Missed the museum. A favorite place!
  • Leonda L.
    We were there for the Independence Day fireworks. You have to buy tickets and it can include a mansion tour. Bring your chairs, they have plenty of food and beverages to buy, relax, and enjoy!
  • Asude E.
    The view of the Potomac river, the tour of the house, all the other buildings.... They were all very nice to see.
  • Tasha M.
    Tasha MajorMay 17, 2010
    Beautiful grounds! Make sure you schedule more than a couple hours for this trip, there's a lot more to see than you think! They also did a great job with the education centers and multimedia theatres
  • Nicole G.
    Nicole G.April 3, 2011
    If you enjoy Mt. Vernon you have to go down the road and check out River Farm, another George Washington farm. It has a meadow veggie gardens and a cute gift shop. Entry is free!
  • Kelly O.
    Kelly O'KeefeApril 2, 2012
    If you are in a time pinch and want to make sure to tour the mansion, buy an annual pass (an extra $10) and you can bypass scheduled tour times and go directly into the mansion.
  • Jim R.
    Jim RemingtonOctober 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely see the movie as you first come in. We've been here several times, but this was the first time we saw it and it was time well spent. Very, very well done!
  • Chris H.
    Chris H.March 31, 2015
    Hold onto your Mount Vernon entrance ticket when you leave and use it at Washington's distillery just a few miles down the road! Definitely worth the additional stop!
  • Robert T.
    Robert TrioMarch 26, 2015
    In the spring visiting the sheep area is a must especially when the lambs are out.
  • Aundra C.
    Aundra CampbellJune 27, 2011
    Definitely a ,must visit location, nice visitor center and restaurant, gorgeous view of the Potomac from the the Estate, nice drive along the GW Parkway
  • Vaughn L.
    It's a place you should do once. Unfortunately, the value of the guided tour is practically nil relative to the historic significance of the site. The tour is very rushed; questions not encouraged.
  • Dorothy R.
    Dorothy RMay 23, 2016
    Give yourself more than a few hours. Lots to see. Check out the gift shops. Beautiful views of the Potomac.
  • Jenna M.
    Jenna M.April 1, 2013
    You can buy tour tickets on line, strongly recommend. Definitely go through the educ museum inside, very interesting!
  • Tholoana T.
    Tholoana TsotetsiJanuary 4, 2012
    The Meat Pye or Turkey with pork is a hearty meal to pick out of the entrees meanwhile the Apple pye with ice cream is a sure treat.
  • Nicole R.
    Nicole RovigAugust 20
    Definitely do the guided tour, and must see the crypt of the president and his wife. @nicolerovig
  • George Washington's Mount Vernon
    Tickets for the Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour's Saturday night event have sold out! There are still tickets available for Friday and Sunday (May 17 & 19). Read more
  • Zach K.
    Zach KeeterDecember 4, 2011
    Very interesting. Although, the mansion tour guides can be quite rude if you ask questions and also rush you through
  • Brad C.
    Brad CarterJune 1, 2015
    If you are at all interested in American History please check this place out. Gave me an entirely new perspective on George Washington.
  • Wes H.
    Wes HodgeOctober 14, 2010
    Great tour, wear shoes that you won't mind a little dirt and dust on! If you have time go take the distillery tour south of the plantation.
  • Ching Y.
    Ching Yu ™February 23, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Take your time while visiting this place. Lots of history here, and eat lunch at the inn next door!
  • Brette C.
    Brette C. 😎🎶April 22, 2011
    Take a photo of the tulips before going in. They're gorgeous. Also watch the interesting 20 min film on Washington before heading outdoors to visit the gardens and house.
  • Glenn T.
    Glenn ThomsonJuly 29, 2016
    The main house and garden were amazing! Views of the Potomac were great!
  • Anthony V.
    Anthony Van DetteApril 5, 2015
    Beautiful. It was amazing and a lot to see. Very impressive property.
  • Smithsonian Channel
    Smithsonian ChannelJune 23, 2011
    George Washington’s estate was left to the elements until 1858 when it was rescued from disrepair. Today, the mansion boasts $100 million worth of restoration work. (From Aerial America) Read more
  • Zipcar
    ZipcarJune 29, 2011
    Travel back to a time before cars at the home of our first president. Be sure to see the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center where you’ll find snowfall in the theater! (Trust us on this.)
  • Island Bruin
    Island BruinSeptember 7, 2015
    National Treasure was not as interesting as I hoped. But the grounds and the view of the Potomac are still gorgeous.
  • US National Archives
    US National ArchivesApril 25, 2011
    Visit our first president's beloved home seven days a week, 365 days a year, but first take a look at this 1970s photo of the estate from our Documerica collection. Read more
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BlumbergFebruary 21
    Historic mansion depicting President George Washington's life and times. Truly a site to see!
  • Hec T.
    Hec TorJuly 18, 2014
    If in by boat, eat on the boat to conserve time for walking to the various sites.
  • C-SPAN
    C-SPANSeptember 20, 2010
    Mount Vernon was home to George Washington for more than 45 years. Washington enlarged the residence and built up the property from 2,000 to nearly 8,000 acres. See video for more history. Read more
  • Matt F.
    Matt ForsheeDecember 30, 2012
    Tickets are timed entry to the house, but you can wander the grounds while you wait.
  • genaverse
    genaverseFebruary 18, 2012
    Love how all the guides call him "the General." Also, you can bring your dog! (But not in the house or museums.)
  • Pablo R.
    Pablo RamosJune 20, 2015
    very informative, glad to see the museum is as worthwhile as the mansion and grounds
  • Mike D.
    Mike DavisJune 23, 2015
    My first visit. The views of the Potomac are outstanding.
  • Tim S.
    Tim S-LMarch 21, 2016
    the museum is HUGE & interesting compared to what you think it will be
  • Todd
    ToddOctober 22, 2016
    small rooms for a big mansion. but impressive. a lot of walking, but interesting every step of the way.
  • Jacob H.
    Jacob HobbieNovember 17, 2013
    After the tour, come to the back of the house. One of the best views of the Potomac.
  • Matt D.
    Matt DickerApril 25, 2011
    The main focus of Mount Vernon is the mansion, but leave more time to spend in the museum and education center.
  • Francisco F.
    Francisco FernandesOctober 14, 2016
    Wonderful location. Reserve half day to be able to explore everything this place has to offer.
  • Weston Y.
    Weston YoungJuly 18, 2013
    This place is very pretty, and can get pretty hot during the Summer so drink up.
  • Guido G.
    Guido GybelsAugust 27, 2016
    A genuinely historic site, well worth a visit. Download the app for directions, guidance and up to date info. Try the Mount Vernon Inn next to the shop for a more authentic and refined food option.
  • Elena
    ElenaSeptember 10, 2012
    The estate is lovely; the food court, not so much. George and Martha would be embarrassed at the high prices and poor selection. Bring your own!
  • Andy M.
    Andy McMahonNovember 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're a local, consider getting the $25 yearly pass instead of the standard $15 one-time admission.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BarkerSeptember 28, 2014
    So much history and so well done. Great views and food.
  • Nichole B.
    Nichole BrezinaJanuary 11, 2016
    loved it, wished it was opened longer on certain days
  • Ali G.
    Ali GokceJanuary 23
    Must see place...People don't know history can not have a future...
  • Liliana P.
    Liliana PulidoMay 24, 2014
    Take the sightseeing cruise . The views are amazing
  • James F.
    James FreemanApril 21, 2013
    Make your BM early for any race starting here! The lines get long!!!
  • Lindsay L.
    Lindsay LongobardiJuly 10, 2015
    Loved my visit, but tons of tour buses and kids!
  • Emily
    EmilyMarch 5, 2010
    Be sure to save time for the Education Center - lots of cool exhibits and a movie that snows on you! Read more
  • John
    JohnJanuary 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Wonderful! A must see for all Americans!!!
  • Mary K.
    Mary KirkpatrickApril 6, 2016
    My favorite historic site in northern Virginia.
  • Karl W.
    Karl WarrenFebruary 23, 2015
    Just quite simply, beautiful anytime of year
  • Thomas F.
    Could spend the day there!
  • Phillip W.
    Phillip WilliamsApril 3, 2012
    Don't wear your good shoes because all the walkways are dirt.
  • Kt S.
    Kt SegrestSeptember 21, 2016
    Check the hours before arriving...
  • Isaac P.
    Isaac PachecoAugust 11, 2011
    Riding to Mt. Vernon along the GW Parkway in the summer is one of life's little joys!
  • Mike B.
    Mike BarkerOctober 4, 2014
    Take the boat tour on the Potomac.
  • Crystal S.
    Crystal SantiagoMay 10, 2015
    I can't believe I am hare ever thing☺☺
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdAugust 9, 2014
    Such a great place to explore
  • Thaddeus X.
    Thaddeus XJanuary 8, 2012
    Check out the salt house. It's cant miss!
  • Dee E.
    Dee EllisJuly 5
    Worth the drive up there
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca SwansonApril 10, 2016
    Give yourself plenty of time....2 hours should be the bare minimum.
  • Lisa T.
    Lisa TurzaiJune 26, 2016
    The grounds are beautiful!!
  • Karl W.
    Karl WarrenFebruary 6, 2015
    A must see is the distillery
  • Dora
    DoraJuly 21, 2010
    Say Map: Kids visiting George and Martha Washington's home get a free adventure map at the entrance gate. Powered by
  • Scott D.
    Scott DulebohnAugust 21, 2015
    Great way to spend a day in Merica!!
  • James John (Jay) C.
    Excellent fun!
  • Runnin' Donna
    Runnin' DonnaDecember 29, 2014
    Go hang out and chat with Martha a while.
  • Kristofer B.
    Kristofer BaxterDecember 26, 2009
    Come during the Christmas season and see the 3rd floor.
  • Suzanne M.
    Suzanne MadoreMarch 23, 2014
    $17 pp felt a bit pricey.
  • Frank H.
    Frank HonessJanuary 2, 2011
    You can see all kinds of cool things!! Even the actual DENTURES of George Washington himself.
  • Kay W.
    Kay WilsonAugust 21, 2013
    Beautiful day
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BellSeptember 2, 2010
    The daily wreath laying at Washingtons tomb is a must see event.
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MartinApril 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Everyone please vote for George at
  • Meg M.
    Meg MacAvoyApril 12, 2010
    Beautiful views, great when the weather is nice...
  • William T.
    William ThorneApril 8, 2012
    beautiful gardens
  • Sun Y.
    Sun YungFebruary 20, 2012
    Free admission on Presidents Day
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KasbergJuly 7, 2010
    Go wander around and admire the home and gardens of the first US president.
  • Claire M.
    Claire McDonoughApril 30, 2011
    Great plant shopping
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WhiteDecember 14, 2012
    Check it out!!!
  • Meaghan C.
    Meaghan CerriDecember 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Be prepared to be here a while!!!
  • David C.
    David CooperApril 10, 2010
    Great view of the Potomac . . . George and Martha picked a great spot~ Read more
  • Barbara V.
    Barbara VanbiberFebruary 22, 2012
    Don't eat at the restaurant mediocre
  • Regina J.
    Regina JoynerSeptember 19
    Bad parking
  • Guilherme 梅.
    Guilherme 梅田January 3, 2015
    Aqui foi a residencia de George Washington. Se você estiver na região, vale muito a pena! Tem muito espaço aberto, tem história, tem museu. Dá pra passar horas aqui!
  • U.S. Embassy J.
    Mount Vernon adalah rumah dari Presiden AS yg pertama, George Washington.
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