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Visiting Mount Vernon By Boat

Spirit Cruises Aboard The Spirit of Mount Vernon

Take a roundtrip cruise aboard the Spirit of Mount Vernon from Washington, D.C., or choose a one-way trip either arriving at or departing from Mount Vernon. All cruises include admission to Mount Vernon with the exception of the one-way cruise that departs from the estate.

The Potomac Spirit docks at Pier 4 at 6th and Water Streets, SW in Washington, D.C. The departure time is 8:30 a.m. with arrival at Mount Vernon scheduled for 10:00 a.m. The Spirit departs Mount Vernon at 1:30 p.m. and returns to Pier 4 in Washington at 3:00 p.m.


2014 Schedule
March 14-23:                   Friday, Saturday, Sunday
March 25-August 31:       Tuesday through Sunday
September 5-October 26:    Friday, Saturday Sunday
Monday Holiday Cruises: May 26, September 1, October 13                                                                           

For more information and to purchase tickets, contact the Spirit Cruises at 1-866-211-3811 or visit

Potomac Riverboat Company Aboard The Miss Christin
The Potomac Riverboat Company offers roundtrip boat transportation to Mount Vernon from the Old Town Alexandria waterfront and the Gaylord Hotel at the new National Harbor. These narrated cruises include admission to Mount Vernon.

The Miss Christin departs the Alexandria City Marina at Cameron and Union Streets at 10:30 a.m. and National Harbor at 11:00am, the Gaylord  Hotel at 11:05 a.m. She departs Mount Vernon at 4:00 p.m. and returns to National Harbor at 4:55 p.m, the Gaylord hotel at 5:05 p.m. and Alexandria at 5:30 p.m.

Roundtrip fare Includes admission to Mount Vernon.

Adults - $41
Children ages 6 through 11 - $21
Children 5 and under - FREE

For more information and to purchase tickets, contact the Potomac Riverboat Company at (703) 684-0580 or visit