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Day Trip to Mount Vernon from Washington DC - with unbiased reviews

Day Trip to Mount Vernon from Washington DC

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Overview
On this 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.
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
  • 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
478 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
Duration
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Live commentary on board
  • Entry/Admission - George Washington's Mount Vernon
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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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DJRF2 wrote a review 9 Dec
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The storytelling was great and we had fun. It was a little hard to understand what the guide was saying some times. But he was very polite and enthusiastic.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from DCtrails-admin, Owner at Day Trip to Mount Vernon from Washington DC
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again on a future tour when you return to Washington DC. Best, DC Trails
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kndfun wrote a review 8 Dec
10 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a very nice time traveling back in time at the home of our first President and First Lady. The grounds are beautiful and easy to navigate. We loved the education center and the gift shop. Charles was our driver. He is extremely knowledgeable and excited about sharing what
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from DCtrails-admin, Owner at Day Trip to Mount Vernon from Washington DC
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for the review! we are pleased to hear that you loved your tour experience with our company. We hope to see you again on your return trip to DC. Best, DC Trails
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Stephanie E wrote a review 7 Dec
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The tour was great! Charlie Smith was our guide, and he was very knowledgeable about all of the history of the area, and made the experience fun and exciting. Great job Charlie!
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from DCtrails-admin, Owner at Day Trip to Mount Vernon from Washington DC
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for the review! We are happy to hear that our lovely staff made your experience with us a memorable one. Best, DC Trails
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DanC91x wrote a review 6 Dec
1 contribution
Close enough for a half day trip from DC. He lived in relative modesty compared to European royalty.
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Date of experience: December 2019
GKP wrote a review 6 Dec
1 contribution
The trip to Mt. Vernon was beautiful. My tour guide Robert did a great job and went above and beyond what was expected. Thank you DC Tours
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from DCtrails-admin, Owner at Day Trip to Mount Vernon from Washington DC
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for the great review! we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time on tour with us. Best, DC Trails
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Key Details
  • Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee, George Washington's Mount Vernon, and 5 more
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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