Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Tour in Washington, DC

USA Guided Tours- DC701 Pennsylvania Ave NWWashington, DC 20004
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Overview

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.

Description

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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Megan C
"Guided Night Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 16, 2019 NEW
Hands down the best guided tour I have ever done! Christopher and Curtis were great and so passionate and knowledgeable throughout the tour. They were engaging and able to answer any question you had. I did the guided night tour after a day full of business meetings and they kept me engaged and excited the whole time. I would definitely recommend!!
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angieb852
Fordyce, Nebraska
"Christopher and Curtis are the best!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 15, 2019 NEW
Christopher was our guide and Curtis was our driver. They did an amazing job!! Christopher is very knowledgeable and kept the entire group engaged the entire trip. Best tour guide I have seen.
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Chickering39
Norwood, Massachusetts
"Nighttime monuments tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 09, 2019 NEW
Great tour. Nick our guide was very informative and very friendly. Saw quite a bit but never felt rushed. He was one of 5he best guides I have ever had
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Benita K
"Discover DC Day Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 29, 2019 NEW
The Discover DC Day Tour was very very informative. Very Very good Tour. Thank you so much to Tour Guide, who was so knowledgeable of our history, and to the wonderful driver!!!!
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Rodger W
New Braunfels
"Anniversary Celebration"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 28, 2019 NEW
The night time sightseeing tour bus was great. The bus was vvery comfortable and Edgar our guide was so knowledgeable, funny and took such good care of us. Our driver was also excellent.
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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.