George Washington's Mount Vernon

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 Old Town Alexandria lies the most visited historic estate in America: George Washington's Mount Vernon, the general's former home that 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 Alexandria hotels, restaurants and shopping. Purchase admission tickets and book transportation to Mount Vernon at the Alexandria Visitor Center at 221 King St. in Old Town.

Visit Mount Vernon Step back in time at the first president’s beautiful riverside estate. Explore the mansion, working farm, tomb, visitor facilities with 25 galleries… Start Exploring ›
Explore the Distillery & Gristmill Visit fully functioning reconstructions of George Washington's Distillery and Gristmill, located 2.7 miles from the estate’s main entrance. Learn More ›
Bring Fido The Washington family loved dogs, and Mount Vernon encourages you to visit the estate with your own furry friend! Learn More ›
Events at Mount Vernon From wine festivals to candlelight tours to celebrations with fireworks, see what’s happening at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Start Planning ›
Key to the City Attractions Pass For $20, enjoy access to 9 historic Alexandria sites plus 40% off admission to Mount Vernon, Potomac Riverboat Water Taxi by Hornblower, and tall ship… Learn More ›
9 Ways to Have the Ultimate George Washington Experience in… Take a step back to the nation's beginnings by exploring where the first president conducted business, gathered with friends, worshiped, and even… Learn More ›

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