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.
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.