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Enjoy an exclusive private tour with your own guide at the most popular historic home in America.



$500 per hour

During this 60-minute exploration guests go behind the scenes in the Mansion, discover George Washington’s unique plan for his gardens and landscape, and learn about the fascinating history of Mount Vernon’s outbuildings and why they are still standing.

Upon arrival, please let your Private Tour Guide know of any particular interests that you have in and around the historic area. Private Tour Guides take up to 10 guests at $500 for one hour. 

Reserve A Private Tour

There is a limit of 2 Private Tour Guides during daytime operating hours.

VIP Visits

Mount Vernon has welcomed presidents, kings, queens, prime ministers, and other international and national figures of prominence throughout its existence. To learn more about how we can accommodate visits by VIPs please call or write to us at

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