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Virginia is the perfect destination for history buffs, with historic homes and museums, Revolutionary War sites, and more.

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon in Northern Virginia
Mount Vernon in Northern Virginia

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As the home of the first president, George Washington's 18th-century estate is one of the nation’s most visited historic sites. At Mount Vernon, you'll see colonial outbuildings, farm animals, expansive gardens, and more.

Mount Vernon is located roughly 15 miles south of Washington, D.C. in Mount Vernon, VA, and is an easy day trip for those vacationing in the nation's capital.

Things to Do at Mount Vernon

"This is one of my favorite historical places."

"This is one of the most amazing and historical places in Virginia. There are many things to do here. You can visit George Washington's mansion and walk around the estate (go down to the wharf and farm). It is really pretty. There are also many trade shops to visit. It makes you feel like you're in the 18th century. I would recommend visiting the two museums and go visit the distillery and gristmill. This is an amazing place."

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Planning a Day Trip from Washington, DC?

Northern Virginia is an easy day trip from DC! It is just minutes away and is accessible by car, bus, or Metro.

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.”