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



Starting at $175

A Truly Unique Experience

Private tours of Mount Vernon enable guests to receive a more personalized experience, customized based on your interest with an expert guide.  

VIP Tours (Up to 5 Guests)

$175 per person*

Offered once a day, with a 9 a.m. arrival, guests are invited to explore behind the scenes at Mount Vernon over two-hours with a private guide.  Highlights include:

  • 4-story access to the mansion including the cellar and 3rd floor.
  • Stroll through the grounds and gardens
  • Your choice of one customized experience:
    • Distillery and Gristmill tour to include running the mill, cornmeal ground before your eyes you can take home, and whiskey tastings.
    • Archival exploration at the Washington Library, select from pre-arranged categories including: “Life at Mount Vernon” and “Defining moments in our nation”
  • Finish with refreshments and snacks.
  • A special gift to remember your visit.

Additional food options available, maybe additional per person fee.

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Private Tour (Up to 10 Guests)

$500 per group

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. 

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Dignitary Visits

Mount Vernon has welcomed presidents, kings, queens, prime ministers, and other international and national figures of prominence throughout its existence. 

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Unable to Visit in Person?

Our customized tours can also be conducted remotely through our video conference system or your own.

Virtual VIP Tour (No Group Size Limit)

$500 per group

Explore the Mansion, tomb, and other areas of the estate online with a private tour guide. Tours last up to 2 hours.

Your tour will be customized to your interests. Some of the options we can offer (not all in one session) are:

  • A private tour of all three floors of the Mansion, including the cellar
  • A chat with a character from George Washington's world
  • A visit to the distillery where George Washington made his whiskey
  • A music program with our resident fifer
  • A private specialty tour, such as National Treasure

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