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There's so much to see and do at Mount Vernon that you can easily spend a few hours at the estate.

Your admission ticket includes access to the grounds of George and Martha Washington's estate.

Preservation Work

  • The Mansion's New Room is not on display.
  • In October, the New Room, Servants’ Hall, and Kitchen will be open. All other rooms in the Mansion will be off-view.

Mansion & Grounds

Entry to the Mansion is by guided tour only and requires a Mansion tour ticket (a grounds pass allows access to the estate).

Due to preservation work, some rooms may be off-view during your visit. Learn more.

We recommend that you purchase your tour tickets in advance online.

Mansion Visit Time: 20 minutes 

You can also visit our outbuildings, gardensWashington's tomb, the slave memoriala working farm, and more. 

Grounds Visit Time: 1 hour



In the museum, discover the people who shaped Mount Vernon, including Washington and Custis family members, enslaved and hired laborers, and Vice Regents of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, which has owned and preserved Mount Vernon since the 19th century.

Museum Visit Time: 1 hour

Learn more

Mount Vernon: The Story of an American Icon

Education Center

The Education Center exhibit is closed for an extensive rebuild and will reopen in 2026.

Learn more about the closure

In the Education Center, trace Washington’s life story through exhibits, a 4D Revolutionary War film, and the Be Washington Interactive Theater.

Education Center


Enjoy cornbread and other Virginia favorites at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant or get a quick meal or snack at the Food Court.

Restaurant Visit Time: 45 minutes - 1 hour
Food Court Visit Time: 15 - 30 minutes



The Shops at Mount Vernon offers unique gifts, reproductions of Mount Vernon treasures, books, toys, and more.

You can also shop our online store.

The Shops at Mount Vernon

George Washington’s Distillery & Gristmill

Tour fully-functioning reconstructions of Washington's gristmill and whiskey distillery. Both buildings are located 2.7 miles from the estate’s main entrance. 

Open seasonally: weekends in Apr. - Oct. 

Distillery & Gristmill