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

George Washington’s Mount Vernon is the historic home of George and Martha Washington. Owned and operated by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, guests can see the historic mansion and outbuildings preserved to the year 1799, the last year of George Washington’s life.

In addition, guests can visit our beautiful gardens, a working farm engaged in 18th-century agriculture, two museums, heritage breed animals, and more. 

The Mansion

Walk through the first president's colonial Mansion, where the interiors have been meticulously restored to their appearance in 1799. The standard Mansion tour (included with admission) takes guests to the first and second floors. Note: Scaffolding will be on the west side of the Mansion through November 2019.

Visit time: 15-25 minutes for the standard Mansion tour, depending on the number of guests each day.

The Mansion

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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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Gardens and Grounds

George Washington's estate features four separate gardens that guests can enjoy. In addition to visiting the gardens, experience the wooded landscape on the quarter-mile-long forest trail.

Visit time: 30 minutes (gardens); 15 minutes (forest trail—includes steep and uneven gravel paths).


Mansion Outbuildings

Look inside more than a dozen outbuildings where many of the estate's essential operations—such as laundry, spinning, and meat curing—were performed. Demonstrations occur daily at our working blacksmith shop.

Visit time: 30 minutes.


Things to Do with Kids

Mount Vernon is a perfect destination for families.  Our working farm and historical interpreters will make your family feel like they have stepped back into the 18th century.

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The Washingtons' Tomb

See George Washington's final resting place, where his wife, Martha, and other family members are also buried. Tributes at the tomb are held daily.

Visit time: 15 minutes.


Slave Memorial and Burial Ground

Located 50 yards from the Tomb, this memorial sits on the site of the cemetery for slaves and free blacks who worked at Mount Vernon during the 1700s and early to mid 1800s. 

Visit time: 15 minutes.

Slave Memorial

Featured Exhibition on Slavery at Mount Vernon

Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon explores the personal stories of the people enslaved at Mount Vernon while providing insight into George Washington’s evolving opposition to slavery.

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Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center

Inside the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, trace Washington’s life story through state-of-the-art gallery displays, videos and exhibits.

Next to the Education Center, the Museum displays Mount Vernon's current exhibition, Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington's Mount Vernon, through September 30, 2019.

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

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Pioneer Farm

Tour our four-acre farm, which includes a replica of Washington’s 16-sided treading barn and a reconstructed slave cabin. Open April 1 to October 31.

Visit time: 45 minutes. Shuttle service offered between the Pioneer Farm and the Museum and Education Center, March 31 to October.

Pioneer Farm

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 and are included in general admission. 

Visit time: 60 minutes. Open April 1-October 31 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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The Wharf and Potomac River

Visit a modern reconstruction of Washington's wharf, located adjacent to the Pioneer Farm. Travel to Mount Vernon by boat or enjoy a 45-minute sightseeing cruise (offered April to October).

Visit time at the wharf: 15 minutes. Shuttle service offered between the Pioneer Farm and the Museum and Education Center, April to October.

Visit by Boat

The Shops at Mount Vernon

Take home a souvenir from the Shops at Mount Vernon, featuring reproductions of Mount Vernon treasures and the world’s most comprehensive George Washington-themed bookstore. Admission is not required to visit The Shops at Mount Vernon.

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