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In the Footsteps of George Washington: Spirit Day Cruise to Mount Vernon

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Overview
Traveling to George Washington's Mount Vernon estate by boat means you'll cruise past Potomac River landmarks on your way to the sprawling former plantation, combining two classic DC experiences. Departing from an easy-to-reach location in DC, this narrated cruise to Mount Vernon ensures you have plenty of time to explore Washington's mansion, distillery, gristmill, and gardens, as well as the onsite education center and museum.
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You'll start at
580 Water St SW
580 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024, USASpirit of Mount Vernon departs from Gangplank Marina off Water Street.
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    Spirit of Washington
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
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    Potomac River
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    George Washington's Mount Vernon
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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You'll end at
580 Water St SW
580 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024, USASpirit of Mount Vernon departs from Gangplank Marina off Water Street.
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Highlights
  • Combine a Potomac River cruise with a day at Mount Vernon
  • Listen to live narration on the river cruise from an onboard guide
  • Explore Mount Vernon at your own pace
  • Enjoy time to see the mansion, gardens, and estate, without being rushed 
  • Spot other key landmarks from a different vantage point—the water
What to Expect
Make your way to Pier 4 to board the Spirit of Mount Vernon, a comfortable riverboat with indoor and outdoor seating. Set out along the Potomac River, pass a series of riverside landmarks on the trip over to Mount Vernon. As you travel, an onboard guide shares historical facts and stories from DC's fascinating past. Upon arrival at Mount Vernon, step into the sprawling estate with free time to explore the grand, 21-room mansion where the Washingtons lived, and walk the winding paths of the English-style gardens. There's a 4-acre (1.6-hectare) Pioneer Farm on the banks of the Potomac and interpreters to help tell the stories of the roughly 100 enslaved people who lived and worked at Mount Vernon. Before catching the boat back to DC, visit the museum to see interactive displays, an action-adventure movie, and a series of 23 exhibit-filled galleries.
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Important Information
Departure Point
580 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
Duration
6h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Potomac River cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Spirit of Washington
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
382Reviews
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By: Spirit of Washington
Meredith
10
Meredith
I was a little hesitant at first because I have been on a dinner cruise before in another city and was not
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Brooke S.
10
Poor DJ
The DJ mainly played one style of music for the entire cruise. He did not consider the other people on the cruise
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Miss Natuful B
Lanham, Maryland
10
Cruising through Washington DC in November!
Absolutely wonderful service. We had a blast ,from the fod to the DJ...superb. Thanks Spirit of Washington team.
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texasjoy10
262
Great Cruise
I was in DC with a group of 35 Seniors, and we took this cruise. It was a beautiful day, and the cruise was
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Trek148425
Chicago, Illinois
10
a special place to visit in the DC area.
It was a great trip. A nice way to spend the day and learn some history. The river cruise is the way to go!
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Angela J
Oxon Hill, Maryland
21
Saturday Dinner Cruise
It was my husband's 50th Birthday and I surprised him with a this Dinner Cruise. The smile on his face was
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Jennifer P
22
Cruising Anniversary
The food was good, the music was good, and the service was decent. Jasmine the manager was great. The DJ was fun.
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Rick M
Ann Arbor, Michigan
4814
A pleasant cruise on a luxury ship
We didn't opt for the breakfast buffet, but it looked quite tasty. The ship offered a wide choice of beverages at
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Footprints106437
10
The staff and food was amazing
Everything was so organized for our group outing, the food, staff, and the music was great. I wish we could have
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TellMeWhen2Go
4715
Excellent First Experience
We joined our good friends to celebrate their birthdays, and had a great start to our day. The food was good, but
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  • Duration: 6h 30m
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