Welcome to Mount Vernon.

Thank you for visiting George Washington's estate.

You will have about 2.5 hours to explore the grounds before boarding the boat for your return trip.

Return Trip: The boat departs on time; plan to arrive at the wharf before your scheduled sailing.

Mansion Tour

Access to the Mansion is via a guided tour. Your Mansion tour time is 10:45-10:55 a.m.

If you have questions, please contact us at (703) 780-2000.

Estate Map

Your boat will arrive at the Mount Vernon wharf. 

Maps are available on board and also inside the Ford Orientation Center.

View an online map of George Washington's estate

To enter the historic area:

  • Walk up the stairs directly across from the wharf. This path will take you past George Washington's tomb.
  • To visit the Mansion, continue along the path to the right of the tomb. Continue straight past the fruit garden and nursery. 

Orientation Video

Watch our 10-minute orientation video below before you arrive, or view the video inside the Ford Orientation Center.

Mount Vernon Orientation


Audio Tour

Hear details about the estate's history as you tour the grounds with our audio tour.

Click on the QR code to access the tour:

Free wifi is available on the estate. Choose "Mount Vernon" from your available networks.

Audio tour devices are also available inside the Ford Orientation Center.

Did You Know?

Your boat ride is part of a historic tradition.

Throughout the 19th century, the Potomac River teemed with ships bringing both local residents and out-of-town visitors to George Washington’s historic estate.

Contact City Cruises

Phone: (800) 459-8105

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