Tickets to Mount Vernon Special Tours
Saving Mount Vernon
The beloved home of our nation’s first president was on the brink of ruin when a group of women from around the country banded together in the 1850s to save it for generations to come. Now, more than 150 years and 85 million visitors later, the work of preserving this property continues. During this 45-minute tour, visit the rarely seen Mansion basement and wander the historic area to learn of the heroics of the estate’s caretakers during the Civil War, and the robust efforts of many over the century and a half that followed. Offered at 3:30pm on weekends, July through October, this tour is limited to 20 people and costs $5 in addition to general admission.
Please thoughtfully consider your choices. All Sales are Final and Non-Refundable. Please plan to arrive early to meet up with your tour guide. Due to the nature of Daytime Tours, late arrivals cannot be accommodated.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an Adult 18 years or older. All attendees must have a Saving Mount Vernon tour ticket.
Estate Admission is Required. Online tickets purchased are delivered to your eMail address as a PDF attachment.
Through My Eyes
Step back in time for a 45-minutes immersive experience. Join people from Washington's world, like his granddaughter, personal secretary, or farm managers, as they go about their daily activities, making several stops along the way. Offered weekends at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person, in addition to Estate admission.
Dinner for the Washingtons Walking Tour
Ever wonder what George Washington ate for dinner? The Dinner for the Washingtons walking tour goes behinds the scenes to find out how food was prepared and served before the era of microwaves and TV dinners. The one-hour walking tour showcases food, hospitality, and dining at Mount Vernon by taking an in-depth look at locations around the Estate, including the basement cellar. The tour will end in Mount Vernon’s greenhouse with a special tasting.
This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.
Potomac River Sightseeing Cruise
View Mount Vernon from the water as you cruise along the Potomac River during a 45-minute sightseeing excursion. Requires Estate admission.
You will need approximately 30 minutes to walk to the Wharf to meet your boat. Be sure to save some time to watch the Osprey and Eagles. Please plan to arrive early for Daytime Tours. Due to the nature of Daytime Tours, late arrivals cannot be accommodated.
The tour is either unavailable or sold-out if the date desired does not allow you to add it to your shopping cart. Please thoughtfully consider your choices. All sales are final and non-refundable.
Online ticket purchase confirmations are delivered to your email address as a PDF attachment.
National Treasure Tour
The National Treasure Tour costs $5 per person.
During the "National Treasure Tour” visitors can take an hour-long walking tour that includes behind-the-scenes information about areas where “National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets” filming took place and how these locations were used during George Washington’s time.
Advanced individual tickets can be purchased online. Groups of 20 or more may reserve a separate tour in advance through the Reservations office (703-799-8688). The National Treasure Tour is limited to 20 visitors per time slot and costs $5 per person. Estate admission is required. Visitors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a visitor 16 years or older on this tour.
Online tickets purchased are delivered to your eMail address as a PDF attachment.
All The President's Pups
Dogs welcome! This special walking tour covers 1.25 miles of Mount Vernon terrain stopping at five historic locations, including the West Gate. Learn about canine life at Mount Vernon, from the first president’s dogs to the dogs that live at Mount Vernon today.
It is well documented that the first president loved dogs. After the Revolutionary War, Washington tried to improve the quality of his hunting dogs through breeding. According to the American Kennel Club, Washington is the father of the American Foxhound.
All The President's Pups walking tour takes place on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m., September 7 through October 26.
Cost: $5 in addition to general admission for humans. Admission for dogs is free.
Note: extended walking on uneven terrain; 90 minutes. All dogs must be leashed with their owner at all times. Dogs are allowed around the estate but not in the historic buildings, movie theaters, Museum or Education Center exhibition galleries.
Meet at the Bowling Green Gate, Map #26
All Sales are Final and Non-Refundable. Please plan to arrive early for Specialty Tours. Due to the nature of Specialty Tours, late arrivals cannot be accommodated. Tours subject to weather. Cancelled tours will be refunded.
Please note that there is a $2 transaction fee for daytime admission or tours and a $5 transaction fee for special events. All sales are final. Please print your tickets in advance of your arrival. You will need your printed tickets to enter the Estate.
Tickets are sold on a first come- first serve basis but may be purchased at the gate on your day of arrival should you not be certain of your travel arrangements.
Mount Vernon accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express at the Main Gate, Shops, the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant and the Food Court.
For help purchasing tickets please call: 1-800-429-1520 (option 5) or email email@example.com.