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Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Day Trip from Washington DC

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Learn about the life of George Washington, first president of the United States, on this guided tour of Mount Vernon, Washington’s home of more than 40 years. On your visit to this famous historical site, the guide takes you through the mansion, gardens, farms and other buildings that show what colonial life was like on the grand estate. The tour includes a guided bus trip through Old Town Alexandria to see several key historical attractions including places that George Washington visited in his day.
  • Visit Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria with a guide: Hear stories you won’t find in guidebooks
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from downtown location
  • Mount Vernon entrance and museum admission included
  • Comfortable tour bus: No need to navigate on your own 
What to Expect
Make your way to the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Capitol Hill for a late-morning departure time of 11am. No need to plan logistics or map routes yourself: After a pleasant 30-minute bus ride out of the city, arrive at Mount Vernon, George Washington’s former estate that overlooks the Potomac River.
Tour the mansion and museum with your guide, who regales the group with little-known facts and stories about Washington’s life and legacy. After lunch in Mount Vernon (own expense), hop back on the bus for a guided tour of Old Town Alexandria.
The guide points out landmarks you may have missed on your own, including a tavern where the Founding Fathers used to meet and the infamous 7-foot-wide Spite House. As the driver navigates the streets for you, enjoy views of historic 17th- and 18th-century homes.
Return to the tour’s departure point in evening, conveniently located near all major downtown landmarks and transportation options.
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Reviewed 5 June 2019 via mobile

Well worth it. The grounds and architecture are great. Nice selection of buildings and exhibits. Museum is great. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 29 April 2019

We wanted to see mount Vernon so we decided to book this tour. Joe was our tour guide. We went through old town Alexandria and the church was not open for tours at the time we went through. We stopped to take pictures at some...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Tom H
Reviewed 21 April 2019

My wife and I enjoyed a superb day on this USA Guided Tours excursion to Alexandria and Mount Vernon. The tour began on time. The small bus/large van was in excellent condition, both mechanically and cleanliness wise. The stop at Christ Church was well worth...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 15 April 2019

Myself and another lady on the van (and who knows who else) both thought we were going to "stop" at a few locations in Old Town Alexandria from the way the "description" is written, but all we did was drive through and the driver pointed...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Sebago129
Reviewed 1 April 2019

We really enjoyed this small group tour. More time at the site would be better. Amazing grounds and museum with lots to see.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Colleen M
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