Day trip

From Washington, D.C.: Mount Vernon Sightseeing River Cruise

Activity provider: City Cruises DC Ferry
Day trip

From Washington, D.C.: Mount Vernon Sightseeing River Cruise

Activity provider: City Cruises DC Ferry

From US$ 71.54 per person

Visit and explore Mount Vernon on this full-day tour. Cruise up the Potomac River and enjoy access to the grounds of George Washington estate while taking in the scenery, culture, and history of colonial America.

About this activity

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This activity is non-refundable
Duration 6 hours
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  • Enjoy a convenient, narrated round-trip cruise from Washington, D.C. to Mount Vernon along the Potomac River
  • Wander the old estate of George Washington, America's first president,
  • Marvel at the beautiful gardens, scenic riverfront location, and colonial American architecture
  • Visit the final resting place of George and Martha Washington
  • Watch the American Revolution come to life in a 4-D theater
Full description
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 Washington, D.C. to Mount Vernon, including entrance to the estate of George and Martha Washington. Start your tour with a fully narrated cruise down the Potomac River to Mount Vernon. Tour the gardens and grounds of this national historical landmark and learn the history of one of the country's most important leaders. Spend 3 full 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.
  • Round-trip cruise from Washington, D.C.
  • Cruise narrated by expert guide
  • Admission only to the Mount Vernon estate grounds
  • Self-guided tour of the estate
  • Entry to Mount Vernon Museum and Education Center
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry to the mansion at Mount Vernon
  • Food and beverages
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Operates in all weather conditions
  • Walking shoes are recommended
  • Boat used for this cruise may vary based upon availability
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 132 reviews

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Come from my hotel a little hard to find ,but I found where I was post to be . It all worked out. The water taxi was fun & weather was great to be on the river. From the dock to Washington home was easy to find & walking around the grounds was fun too .

October 11, 2022

Prior to the day of the event it was a bit confusing whether a tour of the mansion was included, or if you would only have access to the grounds of the estate. So it was a pleasant surprise when we were able to tour Washington's home after all. Leon was very helpful the day before in answering our questions regarding nearby parking garages and quickly checked us in on the day of the tour. There is much to see and experience at Mount Vernon, so plan ahead of time what you most want to see. So that you have time to walk the grounds, enjoy the demonstrations and soak in the scenic views.

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October 11, 2022

It should be more clear that the trip DOES NOT INCLUDE entrance to the mansion. We were confused and several others on our boat were as well. Also guide commentary did not start until we left Alexandria. We were curious about a lot of the buildings that we saw before we got there.

October 2, 2022

Product ID: 7195