Mount Vernon is open to visitors throughout the inauguration week.  We look forward to seeing you.

Mount Vernon is open to the public.

Members: Show your member card for grounds access. For Mansion access, reserve a tour ticket online.

Non-members: Buy tickets online for guaranteed entry, as capacity is limited. For mansion access, reserve a Mansion tour online during checkout.
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Open Daily

Reopening Status

Grounds & Museums are open
1st Floor of Mansion is open (tour ticket required)
Mansion will be closed Jan. 25 - Feb. 7

Safety Measures

Your safety and the safety of our staff is paramount as we open our doors again.

  • Social Distancing: We ask guests to maintain 6-feet of social distancing. Markings and signs will assist with this effort.
  • Face Coverings: Guests and staff will be required to wear face coverings when indoors and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Hand Sanitizer: We have installed hand sanitizer stations around the estate as well as signage promoting proper hygiene.
  • Enhanced Cleaning: Mount Vernon's staff will provide regular enhanced cleaning in high touch areas throughout the day.

To better prepare you for your visit, we have created the following video that outlines some of our new procedures.

New Policies for Face Coverings & Bags

Face Coverings

Our face coverings policy is in accordance with the requirements of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

We require that all guests over the age of 5 wear face coverings:

  • upon arrival at the estate
  • indoors
  • in spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained

If guests are maintaining social distance while exploring the grounds, face coverings are not required.

Health Conditions

Face coverings are not required for persons with health conditions that prohibit wearing a face covering.

Read answers to frequently asked questions about face coverings at


All bags brought onto the estate must be clear plastic bags to allow our team to safely conduct bag checks.

Clear plastic bags will be available for anyone who does not have one.

The following types of bags will be allowed inside the gates:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 16" x 16" x 8" OR
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)
  • Small clutch bags, 4.5" x 6.5", with or without a handle or strap (these do not have to be clear)


If your purse does not meet the requirements above, you may empty the contents of your purse onto a table for inspection and then return the contents to your purse.


Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items as well as items for infants and small children after inspection by a Mount Vernon staff person upon entry.

View our recommended options for clear bags.


Mansion Tours

Tours are available of the Mansion's first floor only and require a timed tour ticket. No self-guided tours are available.

Reserve Your Tour Online

Capacity is limited to allow for social distancing. For guaranteed entry, we recommend that you purchase your admission tickets in advance online. 

Same-day tickets at the gate are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are likely to sell out early, especially on weekends. 

Members must also reserve a tour time in advance.

The Mansion will be closed on these dates:

  • Jan. 25 - Jan. 29
  • Feb. 1 - Feb. 5
  • Feb. 15
  • Feb. 22
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What Remains Closed

The following locations are closed to the public.

Revolutionary War 4D Theater Be Washington Theater Hands on History Room
The Washington Library Boat Excursions Distillery & Gristmill

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Buy your tickets online for guaranteed entry. Capacity is limited.

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Call our Call Center: 703.780.2000
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9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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