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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 ToursMost Popular
Departs from 478 L'Enfant Plaza SW Washington, DC 20024
US$56.00
12pm Mount Vernon Bus Tours
Departs from 478 L'Enfant Plaza SW Washington, DC 20024
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 3 days ago via mobile
Great day

This whole trip far exceeded my pretty high expectations. Our guide / driver Charles has a superb personality combined with an encyclopaedic knowledge of George Washington and pretty much everything related to him. The drive to and from Mount Vernon was entertaining, educational and very...More

Thank Paul H
Liliana T, Owner at DC Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the kind review, Paul! We are so glad you had a great experience with us and we hope to see you again in the near future. Best, DC Trails

Reviewed 4 days ago
Excellent tour!

Went with my Dad and we enjoyed the tour and history. The guide was very informative and funny! Would recommend to anyone.

Thank Mariposa1020
Liliana T, Owner at DC Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the kind review! We are so glad you had a great experience and we hope to see you again in the future. Best, DC Trails

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mount Vernon GREAT! Tour not so great...

Robert was not very personable and commentary was not as informative as we had hoped it would be. The actual Mount Vernon site and staff were wonderful!More

1  Thank GoPlaces613265
Liliana T, Owner at DC Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We take great pride in our tours and I'm sorry to hear that yours did not go as planned. We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again in the near future. Best, DC...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Informative, interesting and entertaining

Our tour guide and driver, Charles, was both informative and entertaining. I learned many things that I did not previously know about the Washington's and Mount Vernon, not to mention the town of Alexandria and the sights we saw along the way. I highly recommend...More

Thank Ed J
Liliana T, Owner at DC Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind review, Ed! We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with us and we hope to see you again in the near future. Best, DC Trails

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazingly Fun Tour to Mount Vernon

We were lucky enough to get a "private" tour to Mount Vernon through DC Trails. We were the only two on the bus with our amazing driver/tour guide, Charles. Since we were the only ones on the bus, Charles took the time to get to...More

2  Thank Melissa M
Liliana T, Owner at DC Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the raving review, Melissa! We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with Charles and we hope to see you again in the near future. Best, DC Trails

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shannon55564
6 September 2018|
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Response from goetzfam3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! It is a guided tour at the mansion, very well done!
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Marjorie W
24 August 2018|
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Response from chlorine53 | Reviewed this property |
I took the 10am tour and was back at 3pm.
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bratz364
14 August 2018|
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Response from Todd B | Reviewed this property |
The tours are included in your ticket price. The bus driver will take everybody to the ticket counter and provide you with ticket to tour all of Mt. Vernon. It's very worth it...I loved it.
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