Mount Vernon is open daily. Learn about our policies for bags & face coverings

Mount Vernon is an American landmark and an enduring tribute to the Father of Our Country.

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

Mansion & Grounds

The Mansion's first floor is open for tours (a timed tour ticket is required). 

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The standard Mansion tour takes guests to the first and second floors of the first president's home. Visit time: 15-25 minutes for the standard Mansion tour, depending on the number of guests each day.

In addition, guests can visit our outbuildings, beautiful gardensthe tombs, the slave memoriala working farmheritage breed animals, and more. 


Museum and Education Center

Museum exhibits are open. Theaters, Be Washington, and Hands on History remain closed. 

Inside the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, trace Washington’s life story through state-of-the-art gallery displays, videos, and exhibits, including the 4D Revolutionary War film & theater and the Be Washington Interactive Theater. 

Next to the Education Center, the Museum displays Mount Vernon's current exhibition, Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington's Mount Vernon, through January 1, 2021.

Visit time: 45-60 minutes (Education Center); 30-45 minutes (Museum).

Museum & Education Center


Enjoy classic American favorites in a colonial-inspired setting at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant or quick meals and snacks to go at the Food Court.



The Shops at Mount Vernon offers unique gifts, reproductions of Mount Vernon treasures, and toys and games. Every purchase from the Shops at Mount Vernon helps to support our mission of preserving George Washington's legacy.

You can also shop our online store.

The Shops at Mount Vernon

George Washington’s Distillery & Gristmill

The Distillery & Gristmill are closed. 

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

Visit time: 60 minutes. Open April 1-October 31 from 10am-5pm.

Distillery & Gristmill

View our Estate Map

Our interactive estate map will help you to locate all the great sites and activities that you can find at Mount Vernon.

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Mount Vernon is located in northern Virginia, just a short drive from Washington, D.C.

For more information about things to do in Virginia, visit, the official tourism website for the state of Virginia. You’ll find an overview of each region in Virginia, as well as information about cultural attractions, upcoming events, and where to stay. You can also purchase merchandise featuring the official Virginia slogan, “Virginia is for Lovers.”

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