Mount Vernon 2011 Trip Day 4

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Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens

Overview
 

We have created an entire "National Treasure Tour" where visitors can take an hour-long walking tour that includes behind-the-scenes information about areas where "National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets" filming took place and how these locations were used during George Washington's time, including the basement! These popular tours sell out quickly so please plan ahead! For more information, click

Please note that the slave quarters are currently closed for restoration.

Picture of Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon is the most popular historic estate in America. Located just 16 miles south of Washington, D.C. and 8 miles south of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, the plantation rests on the banks of the Potomac River.

Visitors are invited to tour the Mansion house and more than a dozen outbuildings including the slave quarters, kitchen, stables, and greenhouse. Stroll four different gardens, hike the Forest Trail, and explore the George Washington: Pioneer Farmer site, a four-acre working farm that includes a re-creation of Washington's 16-sided treading barn. George and Martha Washington rest in peace in the tomb where wreath laying ceremonies are held daily, and the Slave Memorial and Burial Ground is nearby.

The Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center and the Ford Orientation Center include 25 new theaters and galleries that tell the detailed story of George Washington's life. More than 500 original artifacts, eleven History Channel videos, and immersion theater experiences illuminate the remarkable story of the first American hero.

Plan to spend at least several hours touring Mount Vernon. You will discover plenty of activities to fill an entire day, but many visitors plan to see all Mount Vernon offers with a return trip. Visit the "Insider's Tips" page for more touring suggestions.

Mount Vernon was the beloved home of George and Martha Washington from the time of their marriage in 1759 until General Washington's death in 1799. He worked tirelessly to expand his plantation from 2,000 acres to 8,000 and the mansion house from six rooms to twenty one.

The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association purchased Mount Vernon from the Washington family in 1858 and opened the estate to the public in 1860. Since that time, nearly 80 million visitors have toured Washington's home. Mount Vernon is independent of the government and no tax dollars are expended to support the 500-acre estate, its educational programs or activities.

National Treasure Tour

 

The National Treasure 2 Tour is available daily starting March 1, 2010. It is offered 4 times per day with a maximum of 20 people per tour. A portion of the available tickets are offered in advance. The remainder are sold at the ticket window the day of the tour. Tickets are required for each person on the tour. The tour is sold-out if the date desired does not allow you to add it to your shopping cart.

Please thoughtfully consider your choices. All Sales are Final and Non-Refundable. Please plan to arrive early for Daytime Tours. You will need 10-15 minutes to walk to the Mansion Circle to meet your tour under the Magnolia . Due to the nature of Daytime Tours, late arrivals cannot be accommodated.

 All attendees must have a National Treasure Tour ticket.

Admission times are non-specific estimates. Daytime Tour times are specific. Daily Mansion Tours are first come, first serve.


Mount Vernon Greenhouse
Mount Vernon is open seven days a week, every day of the year, including holidays and Christmas. Every child ticket purchase includes a * FREE * Adventure Map of Mount Vernon to inform and entertain! Special events and seasonal activities re-create the bustle of 18th-century life. View feature


Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant
The Mount Vernon Inn offers lunch daily and dinners by candlelight Monday - Saturday, with six intimate dining rooms, three fireplaces, colonial-costumed servers, and delicious regional and colonial cuisine. The new Food Court Pavilion caters to travelers on the go. Savory selections please every appetite. View feature


The Garden House Collection
The Shops at Mount Vernon feature fine gifts, jewelry, books, toys, and more! Come see the new Gardening Shop, Lady Washington Shop, exclusive Mount Vernon furniture and reproductions plus more space for the Christmas Corner! Just want to shop? Come on in, no need to buy a ticket! View feature

General Admission

Includes one day admittance to the Mount Vernon Estate; does not include admittance to George Washington's Distillery and Gristmill.

Consider purchasing one of the following Seasonal Savings Packages!

 
Select Date/Time for:  General Admission
Adult  (12 Years and older)

Requires Date/Time
$15.00
   
Senior  (62 and over)

Requires Date/Time
$14.00
   
Savings Package - The Farmer

Includes one day admittance to the Mount Vernon Estate and George Washington's Distillery and Gristmill.
Save up to $2.00.

Complete Ticket Details
Select Date/Time for:  Online Farmer Package
Adult  (12 and over)

Requires Date/Time
$17.00
   
Savings Package - The Commander

Includes one day admittance to the Mount Vernon Estate and George Washington's Distillery and Gristmill. Also includes an Audio Tour.
Save up to $4.00.

Complete Ticket Details
Select Date/Time for:  Online Commander Package
Adult  (12 and over)

Requires Date/Time
$21.00
   
Savings Package - The President

Includes one day admittance to the Mount Vernon Estate and George Washington's Distillery and Gristmill. Also includes an Audio Tour, a Sightseeing Cruise on the Potomac River, and a 10% discount at The Shops.
Save up to $6.00.
The President Package is not available on Mondays.

Complete Ticket Details
Select Date/Time for:  Online President Package
Adult  (12 and over)

Requires Date/Time
$28.00
   
Distillery and Grist Mill

Includes one day admittance to George Washington's Distillery and Gristmill. A discount is available if purchased with General Admission to the Mount Vernon Estate.
The Distillery and Gristmill is open daily April - October 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 
Select Date/Time for:  Distillery & Grist Mill
Adult  (12 and over)

Requires Date/Time
$4.00


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