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Experience George Washington's Mount Vernon from a different perspective during a narrated excursion on the Potomac River.

Please allow 30 minutes to walk to the Wharf to meet your boat. Tours depart promptly, and late arrivals cannot be accommodated. General admission is required.

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Adults $11; Youth $7

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Take a 45-minute Cruise

As you travel north on the Potomac, you'll:

  • Hear stories of the people and animals who have inhabited its shores throughout history, including Native Americans, fish, and bald eagles.

  • Pass by Fort Washington in Maryland and learn about the river's role in the Civil War

  • Discover the river's importance to Washington's business ventures.

  • Learn how the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association preserved Washington's view.
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