George Washington’s Mount Vernon is located roughly 15 miles south of Washington, D.C. and 8 miles south of Alexandria, Virginia on the banks of the Potomac River, at the southern end of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. We are open 365 days a year!
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Our Street Address

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Driving Directions

NEED HELP? Older GPS devices may not have the address in their database.  You may consider using the address for the U.S. Post Office (3500 Mt Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria, VA, 22309) situated across from the estate.

Hours of Operation

April through October:

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*

November through March:

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.*

*Museum and Education Center open to guests for one hour after closing.


Visitor parking is always free at Mount Vernon. There are parking lots on the east and west sides of the George Washington Memorial Parkway as you approach the entrance. If these parking lots are full, you will be directed to an overflow parking lot. 

There are also spaces for RVs, motor coaches, and trailers, in the east parking lot and overflow parking lot.

Public Transportation Options

Take Metrorail's Yellow Line to Huntington Station. Exit at the lower level of the station (Huntington Avenue) to catch a Fairfax Connector bus to Mount Vernon. Board the Fairfax Connector Bus #101, the Fort Hunt Line, for a 20-minute trip to Mount Vernon's entrance gate.

For more information about Metro bus and subway transportation, call 202.637.7000 or visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) website.

For bus fare information and schedules, call Fairfax Connector at 703.339.7200 or visit the Fairfax Connector website.

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Other Travel Options

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Bag Inspection & Prohibited Items

For your safety, bags/containers larger than 16x16x8" are prohibited, and all bags are subject to inspection. 

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Estate Hours

Open today from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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