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Old Town Alexandria: Mount Vernon Sightseeing River Cruise

4.6 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: City Cruises DC Ferry

Old Town Alexandria: Mount Vernon Sightseeing River Cruise

Activity provider: City Cruises DC Ferry

From US$ 61.55 per person

Enjoy a narrated cruise along the Potomac River to Mount Vernon, the estate of George and Martha Washington. This is the only round-trip cruise to Mount Vernon from Alexandria, Virginia.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy a relaxing narrated cruise along the Potomac River
  • Wander the Mount Vernon estate of President George Washington
  • Marvel at the beautiful gardens, scenic riverfront location, and colonial American architecture
  • Watch the American Revolution come to life in a 4-D theater
  • Visit George Washington's tomb
Full description

Experience a great American adventure on this boat trip to the home of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Enjoy a round-trip cruise from Alexandria to Mount Vernon, including entrance to the Mount Vernon estate. Start your tour with a fully narrated cruise down the Potomac River to Mount Vernon (1.5 hours one way). Tour the gardens and grounds of this national historic landmark and learn the history of one of the country's most important leaders. Spend approximately 3 hours at the estate viewing the gardens, strolling the many trails, visiting the farm, and stopping by the many restaurants and shops, on a tour that allows you to travel back in history to the time of colonial America.

  • Round-trip cruise from Alexandria (3 hours total)
  • Cruise narrated by an expert guide
  • Admission to Mount Vernon estate for a self-guided tour of the estate
  • Entry to Mount Vernon Museum and Education Center
  • Transportation to and from the Alexandria marina
  • Entry to the mansion at Mount Vernon
  • Food and beverages
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Your cruise departs from the wharf located behind the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Infants are free, however, make sure you select the free infant ticket option
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions
  • The boat used for this cruise may vary based on availability
  • In order to guarantee that your group can be seated together, please make sure to make just one reservation for your entire party. If members of your group make separate reservations, the activity provider cannot guarantee that you will be seated together
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

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September 4, 2022

September 1, 2022

There was no guide. We were on a water taxi with a recording and they sent us to explore and Vernon on our own. I thought we would have a guide. There is no benefit to this tour. You can buy your own water taxi and your own ticket to Mt Vernon for much less.

August 26, 2022

Product ID: 182261