George Washington's Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon

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Standing on the banks of the Potomac River, George Washington's Mount Vernon was home to America's first president. This plantation house sits on land owned by the Washington family since the 17th century, and shows examples of Palladian-style architecture. The site includes a number of main buildings, including the mansion itself and surrounding annexes. You can visit rooms restored to replicate those used by George and Martha Washington. Don’t miss the Washingtons' tombs or the on-site museum dedicated to sharing their story. Plan to visit George Washington's Mount Vernon during your Mount Vernon vacation using our convenient Mount Vernon visit planner.
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  • George was A founding father and a a slave owner. This is how the one percenter’s lived back then. Fascinating tour and grounds. Terrific guides. A wide range of guests 
    George was A founding father and a a slave owner. This is how the one percenter’s lived back then. Fascinating tour and grounds. Terrific guides. A wide range of guests  more »
  • The house tour includes all rooms except the 3 bedrooms on top floor. Guide in each space with comments on furnishings. Map guided walking tour of grounds. 
    The house tour includes all rooms except the 3 bedrooms on top floor. Guide in each space with comments on furnishings. Map guided walking tour of grounds.  more »
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  • We visited George Washington's Mansion last weekend at Mount Vernon, VA. We had a great time. It's a must see and good for all ages. The mansion and location itself is well preserved and maintained. I love how the tour guides are knowledgeable about the historic place, they are friendly too and answers your questions well. Don't forget to stop by the museum too, they have a lot of interesting historic items that they use back in the days. And good information about The Washington. If ever you got hungry, they have a restaurant right before the entrance that you can also try, or the food court upon exiting the museum. They also have a souvenir shop upon exiting the museum. Overall, We had a great experience.
  • It was a great place to visit. As you walk around the grounds there are plenty of people who will share information about the place. We did the house tour with is $2 more per person and it was awesome. So much history and loads of walking. Easy to do with a stroller. We used the free shuttle to take us from the river back up to the house!

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