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From Washington DC: Mount Vernon & Old Town Alexandria Tour

1. From Washington DC: Mount Vernon & Old Town Alexandria Tour

Discover the historic Old Town Alexandria on a guided day trip from Washington. Ride along the Potomac River and visit the Mount Vernon Estate, the former residence of George Washington. Enjoy pickup in a luxurious, climate-controlled vehicle while your guide explains the significance of some of the city’s most recognizable monuments. A short drive brings you to the candy-colored architecture of Alexandria, where you can take a tour of some monuments notable to the former president – including the Masonic Temple and Christ Church. Arguably the birthplace of the city itself, George Washington’s former estate is located just 13 miles from the capital’s center. Then, go for an in-depth foray through the mansion, with entrance tickets to the grounds and gardens included. Interactive, historic reenactments bring the founding father’s story to life, while a guided tour of the building helps shine a light on his fascinating story. Next, you'll ride along the Potomac River and visit the Mount Vernon Estate - one of the Washington, DC, area’s premier sightseeing attractions. Explore historic Mount Vernon – from the mansion’s interior where President Washington resided to his beloved gardens, and final resting place.  Take some time for lunch at the Mt Vernon Food Court if you like, then learn more about George Washington’s life and legacy in both the Museum and Education Center – home to more than 700 original objects (including his false teeth) and 25 theaters and galleries. There is even a multi-media theater where it actually snows. After shopping for unique gifts at the Mt Vernon Shops, you will be entertained by your guide as you return back to Washington DC.

Old Town Alexandria: Mount Vernon Sightseeing River Cruise

2. Old Town Alexandria: Mount Vernon Sightseeing River Cruise

Experience a great American adventure on this boat trip to the home of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Enjoy a round-trip cruise from Alexandria to Mount Vernon, including entrance to the Mount Vernon estate. Start your tour with a fully narrated cruise down the Potomac River to Mount Vernon (1.5 hours one way). Tour the gardens and grounds of this national historic landmark and learn the history of one of the country's most important leaders. Spend approximately 3 hours at the estate viewing the gardens, strolling the many trails, visiting the farm, and stopping by the many restaurants and shops, on a tour that allows you to travel back in history to the time of colonial America.

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4.7 / 5

based on 61 reviews

For a minute won the trip was fantastic. Our Driver/guide, Robert was cheerful extremely knowledgeable and presented his information clearly and often with humor. He was very kind and made all of us feel important and was concerned that we enjoy ourselves. Definitely an asset to the company. The tour itself was wonderful. Enjoyed Mount Vernon very much! Definitely worth the trip. Wear comfortable shoes. If it’s sunny bring an umbrella and or a fan and hat. Walking around the grounds was very warm but the house is air-conditioned which was very comfortable. Beautiful extensive grounds so take your time and enjoy it especially the gardens.

Edger was so awesome! He is one of the best guides I have ever had on a tour. He was very knowledgeable and went the extra mile to make sure we (tourists) had plenty of water and gave extra information about Mount Vernon and Alexandria than I will ever remember.

Christopher was fantastic. He was personable and very knowledgeable. He was very patient and helpful. The grounds and structures were well maintained. It was a beautiful experience.

Excellent tour. Our guide, Christopher was the best! Very informative and really knew his stuff.

Our guide was a wealth of knowledge and made sure the entire tour was exciting and interesting