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George Washington’s Mount Vernon and Estates

A view of the back portico of the Mount Vernon Mansion

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One could easily spend a full day or two at Mount Vernon. There are multiple special tours that are given daily, as well as extensive grounds to explore on your own, including gardens, the famous 16-sided stable, kitchens, and other ancillary sites.  For more information on tours and times, visit Mount Vernon’s Tour Page.
Open to all ages! Is kid-friendly with activities and talks specifically for children.
Mount Vernon is dog-friendly,and certified service animals and animals-in-training are welcome.
General admission prices to the entire Mount Vernon Estate (which includes the price of the Gristmill tour) are as follows:
Adults (ages 12-61): 20$
Children (5-11): 10$
Children (0-5): FREE
Seniors (62+): 19$

Note: Buying tickets ONLINE gets you a discount (3$). Military discounts are also available for General Admission tickets.
George Washington’s Mount Vernon is located roughly 15 miles south of Washington, D.C. and 8 miles south of Alexandria, Virginia on the banks of the Potomac River, along the Potomac Heritage Trail corridor at the southern end of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. They are open 365 days a year. For more information and directions, see Mount Vernon’s Directions Page.
Reservations are not needed for General Admission, though it may be required to buy tickets for special programs ahead of time. 
The main Mount Vernon Mansion and estate is open 365 days a year.
Washington’s Mount Vernon is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day.  

Last updated: August 1, 2017