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Day Trip to Mount Vernon from Washington DC

By: DC Trails
Highlights
  • Avoid the hassle of navigating on your own outside the city
  • Ticket to Mount Vernon included: Explore at your own pace
  • Guide points out landmarks you may have missed on your own
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Day Trip to Mount Vernon from Washington DC
From US$56.00
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10am Mount Vernon Bus Tours
Departs from 478 L'Enfant Plaza SW Washington, DC 20024
From US$56.00
12pm Mount Vernon Bus Tours
Departs from 478 L'Enfant Plaza SW Washington, DC 20024
From US$56.00
Overview
On this 4.5-hour round-trip tour to Mount Vernon, gain a whole new perspective on U.S. history. On the way, a guide provides fascinating historical background and stories about points of interest in Old Town Alexandria that are often unmarked and easy to miss. While most guided tours stick to rigid schedules, you are free to explore George Washington’s former home at your own pace.
What to Expect

Board the bus at L’Enfant Plaza in downtown DC. Rather than navigating out of the city on your own, sit back and listen to on-board commentary during the scenic 30-minute ride to Mount Vernon, home of George Washington.

During the drive, the guide points out landmarks you may have missed have you come on your own, including General Robert E. Lee’s boyhood home and a tavern once frequented by the Founding Fathers. Enjoy the sights of historic Alexandria from the comfort of the coach as you make your way to Mount Vernon.

On arrival, explore at your own pace. Visit the gardens overlooking the Potomac River, the slave memorial and burial grounds, the outbuildings, and the Washingtons’ tombs. No need to purchase tickets in advance, as they are included in the tour.

About 4.5 hours later, return with the guide to the tour’s original point of departure in Washington DC.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
For the history buff

To see the final resting place of our founding fathers, seeing the bed he passed away in and touching the same stairway banister as George Washington and many other true Patriots was a must see. Prices are reasonable and since they take you into the...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Oh Charles

Charles is energetic and entertaining, making the ride enjoyable and fun. Absolutely. I recommend this tour to anyone.

Thank Cameron M
Reviewed 1 week ago
DC Tours Day Trip to Mt Vernon

Our guide Charles did a great job explaining and directing the tour. Would highly recommend the tour and try to get Charles

Thank James K
Reviewed 1 week ago
A walk back in history

We booked the Mount Vernon tour through DC Trails. they have two tours per day - (10am and 12pm). We did a spot booking for the 10am tour. The bus was on time, clean and with comfortable seating. However, that day the bus AC was...More

Thank svf2510
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Day Trip to Mount Vernon

Let me just say that Charles Smith is the bomb! His commentary both to and from Mount Vernon was both informative and entertaining, and he helped make this experience even more meaningful, despite the nasty weather. I’ve been traveling to DC - and to Mount...More

Thank Gail C
Liliana T, Owner at DC Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review, Gail! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and your students also had a great time. We hope to see you again the next time you are in DC. Best, DC Trails

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ukandrea4
26 May 2018|
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Response from mesrock | Reviewed this property |
I know the museum is accessible. The house may be? I am not sure. I would contact them directly.
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Nancy987654321
8 April 2018|
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Response from mesrock | Reviewed this property |
We boarded at 12:00 and got back to DC at 5:15. There is also an earlier one that leaves at 10:00. We stopped at George Washington’s church in Alexandria. Very charming small church. The tour guide pointed out interesting... More
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Joe P
3 April 2018|
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Response from C8473VFcarol | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. We got on across from the Postal Headquarters and did not make a stop along the way to pick up others.
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