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Our engaging audio tour provides interesting content to help you make the most of your visit through the Historic Area. Enjoy exciting stories as you make stops at the outbuildings and the nearby gardens.
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$7 per person in addition to general admission


29 Stops

"The audio tour was well worth it, as much more detail was given for many of the places on the tour." - TripAdvisor Review

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, you will receive a packet with the audio tour device, sanitizing wipes, and a QR code you can scan if you prefer to use your own device. Text as well as audio is available when you scan the QR code.

Enrich your visit with this audio tour that discusses and interprets George Washington's estate at over 29 stops. Each stop is about two minutes long with additional information at the push of a button.

Want to learn even more about a specific person or building? Simply press a button to explore the life of Washington's enslaved workers, family, and friends. Or you can listen to one of our onsite experts dive even deeper into the history of an object or building.

Visit the stops you're interested in, in any order.

For optimal experience, we recommend one tour device per person. The device contains an internal speaker, which can be held to the user's ear. Earbuds are also available, or you can bring your own pair.

Sample Clip

Listen to a preview of the audio content from the Spinning House.

After Your Visit, Take the Tour Home

While exploring the estate, the device tracks the stops you visit. When turning in the device at the exit desk, simply visit a kiosk, scan the device, and enter your email address to receive a recap of the stops you visited and information about the stops you missed.

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9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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