Each year, millions of people traverse the National Mall, a landscaped park in Washington, D.C. where iconic monuments and museums reside.
Visitors have access to some of the nation’s most important historical sites and museums, including George Washington’s estate. As you plan your trip to Washington, D.C., discover can’t-miss attractions for history enthusiasts.
George Washington’s hometown dates back to 1749 and retains its colonial charm today. Just minutes from Mount Vernon, visitors can dine in a colonial tavern where George Washington celebrated his birthday and step inside an apothecary once patronized by the Washingtons.
We encourage you to stay at one of these hotels that support Mount Vernon’s mission to preserve George Washington’s legacy.
Washington, D.C. offers transportation options that serve the surrounding areas of Maryland and Virginia.
Ridesharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, also operate here.
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 Virginia.org, 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.”