Do I need to purchase a separate ticket for the Mansion tour?
The standard Mansion tour is included with your general admission ticket. If you would like an extended tour of the Mansion, please purchase an in-depth estate tour.
How long is the Mansion tour?
The length of the Mansion tour depends on the number of guests who visit the estate. Tours generally last 15-25 minutes. For a longer experience, please purchase an in-depth estate tour.
At what time can I tour the Mansion?
When you purchase your ticket online, you will be asked to choose a time for your Mansion tour. This is the time at which you can enter the line for the Mansion. There may be a short wait before your tour. Regardless of your tour time, your general admission ticket to explore the rest of the estate is good for the entire day.
If you purchase your ticket at the gate, your Mansion tour time will be assigned at the time of purchase.
Missed your tour time? Please talk to the guest services staff at the Mansion line. They will make every effort to accommodate you.
Where is the Mansion tour line?
The Mansion tour line is located next to the upper garden. It is about a quarter of a mile from the Ford Orientation Center.
Should I enter the Mansion tour line early?
No. You should plan to arrive at the Mansion tour line at the time printed on your ticket.
However, you should arrive at the main entrance of the estate at least 30 minutes prior to your tour.
What should I do if there is a long wait for my Mansion tour?
During your visit, you can take a self-guided tour of the grounds, gardens, and museums. On average, guests spend about 4 hours at Mount Vernon. View our itineraries for assistance in planning your day.
What items are prohibited in the Mansion?
- Strollers (these may be parked outside of the Mansion)
- Uncapped bottles of water
Is the Mansion wheelchair accessible?
Only the first floor of the Mansion is wheelchair accessible.
What services do you offer for those who are deaf or hard of hearing?
Live Transcribe is available for the Mansion tour, upon request.
ASL tours of the Mansion and other primary learning sites usually can be arranged with two weeks advance notice.