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On this guided tour, see the distillery where George Washington made his whiskey and the gristmill that produced thousands of pounds of flour and cornmeal a day. 

Tours take place on Saturdays and Sundays, April through October. Present your Mount Vernon grounds pass for admission at any time during operating hours.

Included with Mount Vernon Grounds Pass

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If you're not planning to visit Mount Vernon and only wish to tour the distillery and gristmill, purchase a $10 tour ticket.

Distillery & Gristmill Tour



Included with a Mount Vernon grounds pass
$10 without Mount Vernon grounds pass
Free for members

See Where We Make Washington's Whiskey


In 1799, George Washington's distillery produced nearly 11,000 gallons, making it one of the largest whiskey distilleries in America.

Today, a faithfully reconstructed working distillery produces small batch spirits on site.

The general tour does not include tastings.


At the gristmill, watch as we grind corn as it was done in the 18th century.


This tour takes place at George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill, which is located 2.7 miles from the main estate entrance.

Guests should arrive directly at the facility. Free parking is available on-site.

Purchase Whiskey On Site

Distilled spirits are available to purchase on site and online at

Take Home Cornmeal, Flour & Grits

Our cornmeal, flour and grits were ground at George Washington's gristmill. They are available to purchase at the gristmill, at The Shops at Mount Vernon, and online.

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