Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Tour in Washington, DC

USA Guided Tours- DC701 Pennsylvania Ave NWWashington, DC 20004
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Explore the nearly 8,000-acre historic Mount Vernon grounds, where George Washington lived, worked, and helped forge our nation’s foundation. Stroll through the gardens, see his final resting place, and walk through the mansion! Next, discover George’s hometown of Old Town Alexandria. As you wind through the streets, your tour guide will provide an in-depth history lesson, insight, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Washington Travel Experts
  • The tour meets at the US Navy Memorial.
  • Tour duration: approximately 5 hours long.
  • Tours operate from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • The guided walking tour of Mount Vernon includes a tour of the mansion.


from Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Tour
In this highly sought-after tour, guests explore nearly 8,000 acres of historic Mount Vernon grounds - from the Mansion's interior where President Washington resided, to his beloved Gardens, final resting place, and much more. The Mount Vernon estate is one of Washington, DC area's premier sightseeing attractions.

Following Mount Vernon, guests will explore and experience George Washington's hometown (Old Town, Alexandria). In route, your coach will wind through the narrow streets of Old Town, past Robert E. Lee's boyhood home, The George Washington Masonic Temple, and the Historic Christ Church. There will be an opportunity to stop and have lunch in this colonial-themed hot spot which consists of more than 200 restaurants and boutiques along its cobblestone streets.

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"Excellent service, packed with stops!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 12, 2020
We did the DC at Dusk evening tour. Ali picked is up from our hotel (The Mayflower) and Brittney was our guide. We appreciated the as close to door-to-door service as possible at the major monuments and the great commentary/insights they provided. We have six and eight year old daughters and this was a great way to see the memorials. Brittney was great with them, keeping them engaged while still keeping the facts and other information also very appropriate for adults. When back in DC, we will repeat this tour.
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"USA Guided Tours"
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Reviewed March 10, 2020
Our tour guide was named D.J and he was the absolute best. He made jokes and made history interesting. He was also really good with interacting with teens and kept their attention.
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"Excellent Service"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 09, 2020
My driver was Ali Tour Guide was Britney The tour was recommended by Omni Shoreman staff it was everything that I hoped it would be and I will treasure not only the photos but the memories when I come back to DC I will book another tour to see the African American tour; based on my experience I would highly recommend the USA Guided Tours for value and experience.
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"When in Washington DC"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 26, 2020
It was awesome and very effective. In less than 4 hours, we have visited most of the historical places in Washington DC and had the brief story behind each places. Highly recommended.
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San Diego, California, United States
"Washington DC at Dusk Was Awesome"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 26, 2020
I took the USA Guided Tour, Washington DC at Dusk. Our guide, Edgar, made the trip memorable with his knowledgeable narration and passion for his tours. He made sure that everyone had a great time and that we had the background information to understand and appreciate what we were seeing. I was able to take some beautiful photos of DC at night. Edgar was helpful in suggesting the best shots. At the end, he even waited until my ride arrived to make sure I was safe. I highly recommend this tour and Edgar as one of the best tour guides ever. Thanks, Edgar from Marsha! The bus was new and comfortable too.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Tour

Where do I meet for the tour?
Tours meet and begin at the US Navy Memorial.

When should I arrive?
We highly recommend you arrive at least 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time to ensure your reservation is honored. You have up to ten (10) minutes before the scheduled departure time to ensure your seat on the tour. Ten (10) minutes before the departure time, we note outstanding reservations as "no shows." If we have walk-up passengers, they will be given a ticket and will be boarded at this time.

What vehicle is used for the tour?
We use 35-passenger shuttle vans for daily mixed tour groups. We reserve the right to substitute our larger 55-passenger buses, depending upon demand and/or our tour schedule. The 55-passenger buses have bathrooms on board for your convenience.

Can I bring a baby stroller or wheelchair on the bus?
Unfortunately, the shuttles are not wheelchair accessible, nor is there storage for baby strollers. If you have a wheelchair, please call us to make special vehicle arrangements for your tour. Some of our tours involve longer walks so if you like, you may stay on board the shuttle, near the landmark, without exiting the shuttle bus every time.

How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 5 hours long.

Is lunch served on the tour?
The tour includes an opportunity to have lunch in Old Town Alexandria.