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.

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).

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

Learn about current preservation work.

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


Education Center

The galleries in the Education Center are open. The Lives Bound Together museum exhibit is closed.

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

Education Center Visit Time: 1 hour

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 for Tours on Saturdays and Sundays, April - Oct.

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.

See the Map

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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Estate Hours

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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