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Day Trip to Mount Vernon from Washington DC

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On this 4.5 hour tour you’ll explore the fascinating home, and home town, of George Washington. Mount Vernon, across the Potomac River in Virginia, is a living museum of the life and times of the first President of the United States of America. Visit Mount Vernon and tour George Washington’s mansion, the outbuildings, and the gardens.Take in the sights of Old Town Alexandria, General Robert E. Lee’s Boyhood Home, Christ Church, and much more! Enjoy your narrated bus tour onboard a comfortable luxurious climate-controlled motor coach.
  • 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
  • Take in the history of Old Town Alexandria from the comfort of a coach bus
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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Important Information
Departure Point
L'Enfant Plaza
4h 30m
  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entry/Admission - George Washington's Mount Vernon
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Delightful trip to Mt. Vernon with DC Trails. Our driver was a wonderful man, Charles Smith, who has a huge passion for his country and its history - and knew his facts. (His enthusiasm sometimes was a bit of a hindrance - as he would...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Paul H
Reviewed today

The tour guide, Charles, was great and told us about many landmarks and history along the way. The home guide was very nice and knowledgeable, also. Highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Beth C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had Charles Smith as our driver...this man sure does know his stuff!....Lots of interesting and fun facts were provided...great way to spend an afternoon....well worth your time and money! Pick up and drop off were simple and accurate. Toronto, Canada

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Linda S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We did this day trip on Labor Day 2019 and it was a great experience. The bus driver (Charles Smith) was excellent and very informative. You can tell he loves his job as well as sharing the knowledge he has acquired about General Washington, the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank AlB1957
DCtrails-admin, Owner at DC Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We are glad to hear that you had a great experience with our company. We appreciate your recommendation. Best, DC Trails

Reviewed 1 week ago

Charles Smith was our driver and really knows his stuff! He demands rider participation and makes it fun asking questions to gauge your historical knowledge and to test your listening...;) We enjoyed his commentary and his passion for history! His passion does cause him to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank traci W
DCtrails-admin, Owner at DC Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing your wonderful tour experience. We appreciate your kind words and we hope to see you again on a future tour. Best, DC Trails

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1 September 2019|
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Response from Jenny L | Reviewed this property |
So sorry, I don’t know. Thank you for your service!!
3 June 2019|
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Response from jamesbutler4 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure, they have several different types of buses and vans. I think if you contact them , they can provide handicap access.
2 April 2019|
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Yes there is
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