Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC

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Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC
from AUD $131.54
Learn about the life of George Washington, first president of the United States, on this guided tour of Mount Vernon, Washington’s home of more than 40 years. On your visit to this famous historical site, the guide takes you through the mansion, gardens, farms and other buildings that show what colonial life was like on the grand estate. The tour includes a guided bus trip through Old Town Alexandria to see several key historical attractions including places that George Washington visited in his day.
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In Brief

Washington, United States
United States
5 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee, 607 Oronoco St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2307


Pass By: Lee-Fendall House, 614 Oronoco St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2308


Stop At: George Washington's Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121





Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Potomac River, Washington DC, DC


Pass By: Alexandria's Christ Church, 118 N Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3023


Pass By: Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N Union St On the waterfront at the intersection of King and Union Streets, Alexandria, VA 22314-3217


Pass By: Old Town Waterfront, Alexandria, VA


Pass By: Old Presbyterian Meeting House, 321 S Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3807



  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Entry/Admission - George Washington's Mount Vernon


  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Departure Point

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

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Great time to visit Mount Vernon. No long lines of school kids. Driver imparted fascinating info throughout the trip. Mount Vernon itself was unbelievably interesting. The docents were great.
• Submitted 21 Nov 2019
Our guide, Joe, was funny, friendly and informative. We had a small group which was nice. The stops were well planned.
• Submitted 08 Nov 2019
Perfect day trip to Mt. Vernon. Joe was extremely helpful in giving us background prep for the visit and along the way. The Mt. Vernon estate and museums could easily take 2+ days to visit and enjoy. This was my first visit, and it was perfect for touring the home, 1 walk to visit one area of the estate grounds, viewing one of the museum presentations, lunch and gift shop. On my next visit, I would like to book the same trip with Joe and visit other areas of the estate and museum.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
Joe was very knowledgeable of the places and the history of them and explained them to us very well.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
The tour was a big success not only because it was a beautiful day but also because our guide, Joe, was so knowledgeable, funny and nice that it made the time more enjoyable.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
ample time for a thorough visit , my tour went out even tho I was the only one booked ..... The driver Paul was most helpful and attentive .
• Submitted 26 Aug 2018
It was great, the driver was especially well informed and very helpful.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2018
Perfect trip. Took this tour with my 10 year old granddaughter.
• Submitted 02 Jun 2018
Loved this tour! It was amazing to see the grounds Washington once passed through. I wish we would have left more time for the museum as we only had about 45 min or so before we had to leave. We easily could have spend two hours there. Great tour and I would highly recommend :
• Submitted 15 Apr 2018
I learned so much new information about George Washington and his family. I loved being able to explore his estate I will certainly go again.
• Submitted 09 Apr 2018
This was a great tour. It was just long enough to see everything and not too long where your bored. Mt Vernon was really neat to see. Lots of sights and history. I really like stopping at the church where George Washington went and see how it hadn’t changed much from his time. Would recommend
• Submitted 06 Apr 2018
Great tour. In Alexandria, the tour of Christ Church really brings the colonial days to life. The drive to Mt. Vernon is chalk full of history. At Mt. Vernon, you walk around on your own, getting the freedom to explore all of the plantation. This is a must do DC tour when you are there.
• Submitted 26 Mar 2018
This road trip was educational and enjoyable. We were rushed somewhat in our stay at Mt. Vernon in that the driver was trying to stick to a 3 p.m. return to DC time schedule. But overall we are very happy with the Mt. Vernon and Alexandria road trip. We highly recommend it to others seeking to see historic sites in the DC area.
• Submitted 24 Mar 2018
I love Mt. Vernon. It is a gorgeous setting. It is also a peek into the daily life of the well-off back in the day. Very informative. The grounds are beautiful to walk and take in. Our driver, Paul, took great care of us and made sure we didn't miss a thing. Very knowledgeable. Great experience.
• Submitted 02 Mar 2018
Brilliant visit, with an engaging and helpful driver.
• Submitted 16 Jan 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 13 Dec 2017
Well worth going. Mt Vernon is beautiful and functioning as a period far, lovely to see, loved the day.
• Submitted 06 Dec 2017
The trip was amazing. Our driver was very helpful and very knowledgeable. We learned alot and had a wonderful afternoon.
• Submitted 07 Nov 2017
Wonderful. So worth doing this tour...
• Submitted 29 Oct 2017
Excellent tour well worth the price.
• Submitted 22 Oct 2017
I am enjoying this trip so much. Our guide came on time and he was very informative and fun. The only thing that I wasn't expected is that I thought that we will be strolling around Alexandria, not only passing by. Mount Vernon is very beautiful and I enjoy the museum so much.
• Submitted 11 Oct 2017
Great trip, great guide. Very worthwhile, Mt. Vernon and Old Alexandria were both a very good take.
• Submitted 05 Oct 2017
Lovely place to visit and interesting to see the house and tomb of the Washingtons
• Submitted 01 Oct 2017
Our tour guide, Bobby, was very entertaining. We enjoyed Mt Vernon and seeing Old Town Alexandria. Bobby kept us entertained during the trip from D.C. To Mt. Vernon. He made sure we knew exactly what to do and see while at Mt Vernon
• Submitted 22 Sep 2017

In Brief

Washington, United States
United States
5 hours