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George Washington's Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Tour

George Washington's Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Tour

 

Experience the life of George Washington -- Master Surveyor, General of the Armies of the United States, and the first U.S. President!

5.5 Hours (Noon - 5 pm)
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation

Highlights

• A half-day excursion that includes; Old Town Alexandria and George Washington's Mount Vernon. • A visit to Old Town Alexandria and get a glimpse of what it must have been like in the early 1700s. • Entrance onto the grounds of Mount Vernon, that includes a host of colonial-era buildings, beautiful gardens, a working distillery and gristmill, the estate's Museum and Education Center. • An interactive experience where our tour guide will lead your journey on and off the bus.

Includes

  • Admission to Mount Vernon Estates
  • Fully Guided Tour of the Mount Vernon Estate
  • Hotel Pickup

  • Gratuities

Please Note

This Best of Washington DC sightseeing tour is not available on New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, or Christmas Day. If using our hotel pickup service, we request that you be at the designated pickup location at the time provided at booking. Please call Gray Line DC at 202-779-9894 or 1-800-862-1700 24 hours before your tour date to confirm hotel pickup details. If you wish not to use our pickup service Gray Line DC Tours, all depart from the Bus Level at Union Station located at 50 Massachusetts Ave NE Washington DC 20002. We kindly ask that you please arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled tour departure time. Gray Line reserves the right to cancel or change any tour, schedule, route or price, and to cancel or substitute tour stops without notice.

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Your half-day excursion begins as you board your luxury motor coach for a day filled with American history dating back to the American Colonial Era. We will depart the Nation's Capital for the State of Virginia, where you will begin our adventure with a visit to Old Town Alexandria!

Dating back to the early 1700s, Old Town Alexandria played a significant role in early American history. However, it is mostly known for being the adopted hometown of America's first President, George Washington. Gray Line will provide an in-depth overview of the town's historical facts, show you its cobblestoned streets lined with historic buildings. We will visit Christ Church, where both George Washington and Robert E. Lee, had regularly attended services.

After exploring Old Town Alexandria, we will depart for George Washington's Mount Vernon. The 10-mile journey to George Washington's former estate will take you along the scenic Potomac River, where you will learn the importance it had during the era, all while viewing some of the regions' scenery and sites like the 200-year-old Fort Washington.

Once at Mount Vernon, you will gain access to the estate. The entrance onto the grounds of Mount Vernon includes a host of colonial-era buildings, beautiful gardens, and a working distillery and gristmill. The estate's Museum and Education Center feature hundreds of artifacts, movies, a 4D theater, and an interactive theater that introduces visitors to the real George Washington. Don't forget to check out the gift shop to bring home a piece of history!

Please note that due to social distancing guidelines set forth by the CDC, at the moment Mount Vernon has currently discontinued the Mansion Tour for the time being. We will attempt to provide updates when new developments occur however you're more than welcome to contact Gray Line DC to obtain the most recent update as to when the Mansion Tours will restart.
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Mr Thomas Horton
Oct 13 2016
Much more than expected. Great driver and volunteers at Mount Vernon!
a Gray Line customer
Sep 29 2016
Good
Martha
Sep 10 2016
As Above
Jeff
Aug 16 2016
We really enjoyed the tour. Herbert was pleasant and informative while winding the huge bus through narrow streets. Mount Vernon was interesting. The stop at Christ Church was a nice bonus. The amount of time was about right for these attractions and Herbert kept us on schedule.
a Gray Line customer
Aug 01 2016
The driver was informative and the trip was very enjoyable. An hour or so more at Mount Vernon would have been ideal though.
Hayley
Jul 25 2016
Perfect visit to Mount Vernon with a stop in Alexandria Old Town to see the church Washington attended. Informative and charming driver.
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