Mount Vernon is the historic home of America's first president, George Washington, just a short drive from Washington, DC and Alexandria, VA.

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General admission includes one-day admittance to the Mount Vernon estate and an audio tour. While we recommend at least three hours for your visit, shorter visits are also possible.

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Indoors, face masks are recommended for all persons, vaccinated or unvaccinated.

Face masks are required for all unvaccinated guests.

Face masks are required for everyone using the shuttle service to the Farm and Wharf.


There’s so much to see and do at George Washington’s estate that you can spend a whole day here. Your grounds pass provides access to:

  • the historic area
  • outbuildings
  • gardens
  • tomb
  • farm
  • trails
  • exhibits in the Education Center

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The galleries in the Education Center are open. The Lives Bound Together museum exhibit is closed.

Mansion Tour

Step into the home that George Washington shared with his wife, Martha.

The Mansion will be closed for preservation work Jan. 24-28 and Jan. 31-Feb. 4. The estate will remain open on these dates; however, Mansion tours will not be available.

Tours currently require a timed tour ticket. 

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Capacity is limited. For guaranteed entry, we recommend that you purchase your admission tickets in advance online.

Same-day tickets at the gate are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are likely to sell out early, especially on weekends.

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Mount Vernon is easily accessible by car, and parking is free.

You can also reach us by public transportation, via boat cruise, or bike (bike rentals are available).

Our Street Address

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA 22121

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Bike to Mount Vernon

Bike from Alexandria, VA to Mount Vernon. Bike rentals are available from our partners in Alexandria. 

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Where to Eat

Enjoy classic American favorites in a colonial-inspired setting at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant, or grab a quick meal at the Food Court.

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To better prepare you for your visit we have created the following video that outlines some of our new procedures.

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"We loved our day at Mount Vernon! It was the highlight of our DC trip. The whole family said this was their favorite place we visited." - TripAdvisor Review

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Mount Vernon is located in northern Virginia, just a short drive from Washington, D.C.

For more information about things to do in Virginia, visit, the official tourism website for the state of Virginia. You’ll find an overview of each region in Virginia, as well as information about cultural attractions, museums, upcoming events, and where to stay. You can also purchase merchandise featuring the official Virginia slogan, “Virginia is for Lovers.”

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9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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