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Mount Vernon: George Washington's Estate with Audio Guide

Mount Vernon: George Washington's Estate with Audio Guide

From US$ 28 per person

Explore the first American president’s estate with an entry ticket and audio guide. Stroll through the four gardens, visit family tombs, and interact with people from Washington's world.

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Audio guide included
English, French, German, Spanish, Ukrainian, Chinese
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the historic grounds on the banks of the Potomac River
  • Visit the final resting place of George and Martha Washington
  • See Washington’s gardens, outbuildings, and the working historic farm
  • Learn about the lives of those who were enslaved at Mount Vernon
  • Watch the American Revolution come to life in the 4-D theater
Full description

Embark on a tour of George Washington’s estate with the aid of an audio guide. Explore the grounds and learn about the life and legacy of America’s first president. Wander the estate’s four gardens and admire the landscape that Washington designed. Learn about the lives of the enslaved community at Mount Vernon. Look inside the outbuildings to see where they made tools, spun textiles, and processed food. Meet heritage-breed farm animals, including sheep, hogs, and oxen. See costumed interpreters demonstrate farming techniques (from April to October), and step inside George Washington’s treading barn. See the final resting place of George and Martha Washington, where wreath-layings are held daily, and visit the slave memorial that commemorates the enslaved people who lived and worked at Mount Vernon. Watch the American Revolution come to life in a 4D theater where it snows every day. Test your leadership skills in the interactive experience that puts you in Washington’s boots during a moment of crisis. Admire artifacts on display including the chair that George Washington used throughout his presidency, portraits of the Washington family, and objects discovered through archaeological research. Visit George Washington’s Distillery and Gristmill (only on weekends from April - October) to see where grains from Washington’s farms were ground to create flour and cornmeal, and where Washington’s whiskey is still made today.

Includes
  • Admission ticket to George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate
  • Audio guide
  • Entry to Museum and Education Center
  • Access to the historic area, gardens, tomb, farm, and trails
  • Entrance to George Washington's Distillery and Gristmill (weekends, April - October)
  • access to the mansion
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

The entrance is a five to eight-minute walk from the parking lot.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Plan at least 3 hours for your visit, shorter visits are also possible
  • Entry to the Mansion is by timed ticket which can be purchased on the day (subject to availability) or booked online through a link shown on your voucher once you have purchased your Grounds Pass
  • The audio guide interprets George Washington's estate at over 29 stops. Visit the stops you are interested in, in any order
  • Opening hours are: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM April – October; 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM November - March
  • Standard, non-motorized wheelchairs and wheeled walkers are available free of charge inside the Ford Orientation Center on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Leashed dogs are allowed on the property, but they cannot enter the Museum or Mansion
  • Children aged 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult
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We enjoyed 3 Hours of relaxing immersion in the beautiful historic surroundings of Mount Vernon. Walking back through the forest trail was particularly enjoyable and connected us to nature. It was as if we were transported back in time.

September 10, 2022

Product ID: 397515