Due to ongoing preservation work, there will be intermittent loud noise across the east lawn (facing the Potomac River) toward the ha-ha wall from May 9 through May 12.
Mount Vernon is privately owned and will remain open in the case of a government shutdown.
Mount Vernon is the historic home of America's first president, George Washington, just a short drive from Washington, DC and Alexandria, VA.
We are currently in a period of high visitation, and Mansion tours have limited availability. Purchase your tour online for guaranteed entry.
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.
Save $2 on admission tickets when you purchase 3 days in advance. Discounts are available for military members, first responders, and medical professionals. Discounts are also available for EBT card holders (in-person only).
Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
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:
Step into the home that George Washington shared with his wife, Martha.
Tours currently require a timed tour ticket.
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.Get Tickets
Face coverings are not required for visitation. Guests are welcome to wear masks based on their personal comfort.
The East Front, the side of the Mansion facing the Potomac River, will be covered in scaffolding from March 21, 2022 through April 2023.
Scaffolding is on the East Front only; the West Front of the Mansion remains uncovered.
Visitors to Mount Vernon will see a rare sight: the original siding boards of the Mansion in their unpainted form, just as they were when the Mansion was constructed.
Bike from Alexandria, VA to Mount Vernon. Bike rentals are available from our partners in Alexandria.
Enjoy classic American favorites in a colonial-inspired setting at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant, or grab a quick meal at the Food Court.
Mount Vernon publishes printed maps and guides to the estate in eleven languages.
Audio tours are available in five languages.
Private tours in select languages can be arranged in advance.
To better prepare you for your visit we have created the following video that outlines some of our new procedures.
See what awaits you at George Washington's estate.
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 Virginia.org, 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.”