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Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore some of the most famous landmark locations around Washington, DC on this guided, half-day sightseeing tour. Travel to Mount Vernon, George Washington's popular plantation in Virginia and one of the nation’s most beloved historic sites. Learn about his life and tour his home of more than 40 years. Then enjoy a guided bus trip around Old Town Alexandria. See the many historic 17th- and 18th-century homes, hear colorful stories about this founding father and discover little known facts about all the monuments, statues and buildings in the area.
  • Guided tour of Mount Vernon, one of the most famous historical estates in America
  • Explore the 23-room mansion with a guide and admire its views of the Potomac River
  • See how the mansion has been restored to look as it did in 1799 when George Washington died
  • Visit the tomb of George and Martha Washington
  • Watch colonial-era actors at work in a blacksmith shop and on a colonial farm
  • Take a guided bus tour through historical Old Town Alexandria
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Half-Day trip to George Washington's Mount Vernon from Washington DC
Drive through Old Alexandria on the way to Mt. Vernon and pass by sites like home of Robert E. Lee
Introductory video upon arrival to Mount Vernon
Guided Tour of George Washington's Mansion
Free time to explore the rest of the estate at your leisure
Licensed Tour Guide
Lunch (food court available at Mount Vernon)
Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Departure Point

400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

Meet your tour guide at the Hyatt Regency Hotel (close to Union Station Metro). Address: 400 New Jersey Ave. NW Washington DC 20001 Please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to tour start time.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
On this half-day trip, travel approximately 30 minutes from Washington, DC to Mount Vernon, George Washington's beloved plantation home in Virginia. Tour the mansion and the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, featuring 23 galleries and theaters where visitors learn about Washington through interactive displays, an action adventure movie, short films produced by the History Channel and more. Visit the final resting place of George and Martha Washington, walk through the beautiful gardens and restored landscapes and much more.

After lunch at Mount Vernon (not included), enjoy a guided bus tour of Old Town Alexandria. See George Washington’s old “stomping grounds,” including Gadsby's Tavern Restaurant and Museum, which hosted Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison and James Monroe, among many other dignitaries. Visit Historic Ramsey House, also the site of Alexandria’s Visitors Center and Lee-Fendall House, a veritable showcase of American history since 1785. Also, see some of the town’s major attractions, like the Old Presbyterian Meeting House, Christ Church, the 7-foot-wide Spite House, Robert E. Lee’s Boyhood Home and the Torpedo Factory Art Center.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee
Pass by the childhood home of Robert E. Lee.
Pass By:  
Lee-Fendall House
Drive by the Lee-Fendall House in Old Alexandria.
Stop At:  
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Upon arrival, watch a brief introduction video. Them take a guided tour of George Washington's Mansion. After your tour, you'll have free time to explore the rest of the estate at your leisure before returning back to DC. Food Court and Gift Shop available at this location.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Potomac River
Pass by the Potomac River
Pass By:  
Alexandria's Christ Church
Pass by Alexandria's Christ Church
Pass By:  
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Pass by Torpedo Factory Art Center
Pass By:  
Old Town Waterfront
Pass by Old Town Waterfront in Alexandria
Pass By:  
Old Presbyterian Meeting House
Pass by the Old Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Tours by LOBA
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "On my next visit, I would like to book the same trip with Joe and visit other areas of the estate and museum." See review

Reviews

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star-4
Enjoyable tour
Steve_T
, Oct 2021
Pick up and drop off we’re on time. Driver was informative and entertaining. Tour of the house was informative but a little rushed. Accommodations for handicapped was good.
star-5
Awesome experience!
Trish_P
, Oct 2021
Very informative and educational. Loved our guide, and loved Mt Vernon! Everyone was so nice and did a great job on the tour of the house. Would highly recommend!!
star-2
Disappointed
Jennifer_V
, Oct 2021
My Vernon itself was nice. The tour guide was so boring he put me to sleep. He talked in a monotonous voice and was late for twenty minutes.
star-4
Easy trip to Mt. Vernon.
Kristin_G
, Oct 2021
Easy way to experience Mt. Vernon. Our driver, Joe, was knowledgeable about the area and made the trip fun. I wish we had more time at Mt. Vernon; we were unable to explore all the grounds and the museum due to the short amount of time we were there, approximately 3 hours.
star-4
Excellent day!
Robbie_F
, Oct 2021
Our driver was personable and shared information with us throughout the tour. The only thing that keeps me from giving it 5 stars is that there were two vans, and the guests on the other vehicle said their driver never spoke. We were fortunate we were on the right van!
star-5
What a nice day in historic place!!!
Natalya_W
, Oct 2021
The park, meseum, garden and the driver. It is a very good place to spend the whole day there. I liked old Alexandria too. I enjoyed the trip very much. The driver and he was the guide made the trip even more interesting.
star-3
Not a tour, just a ride
Tami_M
, Oct 2021
This is not a tour! It is a ride to and from Mt. Vernon. It is in a van, not a bus. The driver did not narrate anything. If we had it to do over, we would have taken an Uber or Lyft. We would have liked an extra hour or two at Mt. Vernon.
star-5
Not to be missed
RoyJ_B
, Oct 2021
Visiting Mount Vernon should be a must for all who visit DC. The house is beautiful in an idyllic setting. The tour was well organized and gave us a good three hours to explore and included a tour of the house We also were driven around historic Alexandria and visited Washington’s Curch there Thoroughly recommend this tour
star-5
Really enjoyed it
Tamara_B
, Oct 2021
We did the half day tour and I wish we had the full day to spend there. Mansion tour was rushed but information was good
star-5
Driver/Guide was...
Basil_C
, Oct 2021
Driver/Guide was excellent great humor and informative Perfect amt of time for tour when traveling with kids

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