George Washington's Mount Vernon
Visit George Washington's Home and Adopted Hometown
As George Washington's adopted hometown, Alexandria is a "best of" when it comes to the spectrum of sites and events associated with the nation's first president. Only eight miles south of Alexandria lays the most visited historic estate in America: George Washington's Mount Vernon, the general's former home which, bedecked in holiday decorations and festive celebrations, continues bustling centuries later.
Since its time as one of Alexandria's central hubs for commerce and productivity, George Washington's former estate has been transformed into a museum filled with documents and ephemera once belonging to some of the key players in American history. Today, visitors tour the meticulously-preserved grounds, viewing Washington's farm, gardens and even his final resting place, discovering life in colonial America first hand.
George Washington's Mount Vernon reveals a unique picture of Alexandria and our first president's role in shaping the United States, only a short distance from favorite Old Town hotels, restaurants and shopping.
More information on MountVernon.org.
Win a Virginia Vacation with the Presidents Passport
In celebration of Presidents Day, enter to win a four-day getaway exploring historic Charlottesville and Alexandria, Virginia. Winners will also enjoy admission into George Washington's Mount Vernon plus Monticello and Montpelier.
The sweepstakes celebrates the expansion of the Presidents Passport, which now includes Mount Vernon and Alexandria. Register and receive insider information and exclusive savings to more than 50 of Virginia's top restaurants and attractions, allowing you to experience the bustling towns that George Washington,Thomas Jefferson and James Madison once called home.
The sweepstakes grand prize drawing will be held on March 17, 2014. To enter, register for the Presidents Passport. This sweepstakes is free and all "passport holders" are automatically entered to win.
Presidents Passport Sweepstakes Details:
In addition to the sweepstakes, by signing up for the Presidents Passport program, you can take advantage of a variety of deals and discounts.
Learn more at PresPassport.Monticello.org
Transportation and Tours from Old Town to Mount Vernon
Events at Mount Vernon
March 11, 2014 to
January 10, 2016
9:00am - 5:00pm
Mount Vernon: George Washington's Estate & Gardens
Event included with purchase of a General Admission Ticket $17 adults; $8 children ages 6-11; free children ages 5 and under
- 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
- Mount Vernon, VA 22121
Mount Vernon invites visitors to explore George Washington’s design for the grounds of his estate, highlighting the first president’s interests and talents as a landscape designer through
March 21, 2014
- 2709 Popkins Lane
- Alexandria, VA 22306
Everyone loves a 'happily ever after' story! "Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairytale, "The Princess and the Pea," comes to the stage as a musical comedy in MVCCT’s spring