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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Huntington Beach, California
"A Capitol trip with Henry"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 18, 2019 NEW
We thoroughly enjoyed our Best of DC tour. Washington DC is a remarkable place. This tour was an all-day tour that was made even better because of our fantastic guide, Henry. He was knowledgeable,funny, and friendly to all. His insights that you won’t necessarily read in your average tour book were outstanding. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Ali, our fantastic driver. His navigation through the busy city was a part of the great day. My wife and I highly recommend USA Guided Tours. Make sure you ask for Henry.
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"Awesome Night Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 17, 2019 NEW
Valerie was a terrific guide for the tour, a wealth of information. Wasn't to fond of the MLK memorial, the FDR Memorial would have been better. And doing the WW2 Memorial T the end would be nicer so it was darker and the lighting is phenomenal at that memorial.
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Chetek, Wisconsin
"Excellent visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 09, 2019 NEW
Henry was our tour guide and Ali was our driver. Both were very professional and personable. Henry was very knowledgable about all things DC. I learned a lot from his tour about DC today and will recommend him and your company to all. Henry is also very patriotic and partial to the Veteran's memorials. I was truly impressed with him. Thank you very much, Doug Leininger, Chippewa Falls, WI. US Army Veteran.
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"Guided tour of DC"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 09, 2019 NEW
Best part was Nick our guide. Very knowledgeable of all the sites and history. Took us to all the main memorials.
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Jeannette V
"Great tour!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 08, 2019 NEW
This is a great tour company! I believe it is a fairly young company. Our guide Nick was very, very knowledgeable and passionate about American history. He was able to answer all the questions we had. His attention to detailed information made our trip fly by as we toured a full day and visited a great many memorials, the capitol and a Potomac River trip! He was very entertaining and personable as well.He spoke clearly and loud enough for all to hear. The smaller size of the buses made the DC traffic manageable and our driver, Tony was able to get us trough traffic efficiently. The smaller bus size also controlled the number of people in our group so it wasn't too large.
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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.