Take a journey back in time outside of D.C. to the beautiful estate of America's first President: Mount Vernon. Your general admission entrance ticket offers the opportunity to explore the estate at your own pace, with access to the gardens, the museum and education center, a working blacksmith shop, and stunning panoramic views of the Potomac River.
See original historic objects, including George Washington's famous dentures and the reconstructed gristmill (open April through October). In the 4D theater onsite, you can watch the American Revolution come to life and imagine what life was like when the Washingtons called this estate home.
This tour option enhances your visit to Mount Vernon with a 45-minute sightseeing cruise of the Potomac. See stunning views of the estate from the water and learn more about Washington’s fishing enterprises. Tours depart regularly throughout the day, April through August, and on select weekends in September and October.
Please note that the Mt. Vernon Mansion will be undergoing some renovation through this year. This will not affect your access to the Mansion or its grounds, but there may be some scaffolding on the Mansion during your visit.
You will present your voucher at the ticket window at Mount Vernon, where you will receive a timed ticket indicating the time of your Mansion tour. You will be assigned the next available tour time.
Mount Vernon is located about 15 miles outside of D.C., 8 miles south of Alexandria, and is accessible by car or public transport. The address is 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121.
This General Admission Entrance ticket to Mount Vernon includes access inside George Washington's Mansion, and its grounds and gardens.
Other highlights included with your ticket:
Mount Vernon is located about 15 miles outside of D.C. and is accessible by car or public transport. The address is 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121. Transportation from D.C. to Mount Vernon is not included in the cost of your ticket.
We're happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour* Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.
Take the D.C. Metro Yellow Line to Huntington Station. Exit at the lower level of the station (Huntington Avenue) to catch a Fairfax Connector bus to Mount Vernon. Board the Fairfax Connector Bus #101, the Fort Hunt Line, for a 20-minute trip to Mount Vernon's entrance gate.
Mount Vernon's seasonal hours are as follows:
April through October: 9:00am - 5:00pm
November through March: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Please note that visitors during peak season (mid-March-May), you may experience longer wait times before entering the mansion, and we recommend arriving to Mount Vernon with plenty of time to enjoy your day. Most visitors spend several hours exploring the mansion and grounds.
The cruise is approximately 45 minutes long.
Visitors during peak season (mid-March-May) may experience longer wait times before entering the mansion, and we recommend arriving to Mount Vernon with plenty of time to enjoy your day. Most visitors spend several hours exploring the mansion and grounds. Mount Vernon opens at 9:00am every day of the year.
Yes, visitor parking is free at Mount Vernon.
Tours depart regularly throughout the day, April through August, and on select weekends in September and October.
There are a few options for eating at Mount Vernon, and please note that outside food or drinks are not allowed other than bottled water.
There is a food court located near the entrance of Mount Vernon serving breakfast, coffee, burgers, sandwiches, pizza, vegetarian options, salads, and desserts.
There is also a nice restaurant located inside the Mount Vernon Inn, which you can make a reservation at here.
Strollers are allowed at Mount Vernon, with the exception of inside the mansion.
The first floor of the mansion is wheelchair accessible.
The Ford Orientation Center, Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center and Mount Vernon Inn complex are wheelchair accessible and there there is an accessible path linking the buildings. Please note that there may be small sections of uneven pavement.
Standard, non-motorized wheelchairs and wheeled walkers are available free of charge inside the Ford Orientation Center.