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Alexandria: Private Tour of George Washington's Mount Vernon

Alexandria: Private Tour of George Washington's Mount Vernon

From US$ 165 per person

Enjoy a private guided tour of George Washington's expansive Mount Vernon Estate with entry tickets. Drive through the old town of Alexandria and see the colonial homes and sites.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4.5 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Meet your guide in a blue SUV at Huntington Metro Station/Upper Level, or at any hotel in Alexandria, Crystal City, or National Harbor.
Private group


  • Explore the mansion and grounds of George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate
  • Enjoy the quaint streets and historic sights of Old Town Alexandria with a guide
  • Choose from a selection of historic sites also related to George Washington
  • Learn about the life and times of America's founding father
  • See historical artifacts from America's wars at the Museum of the US Army
Full description

Discover the most popular historical sites of Alexandria during this half or full-day outing with a local guide. Visit George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Pohick Church, and the US Army Museum on this private tour with entry tickets.

Start your day with a 20-minute drive along the Potomac River on the George Washington Parkway. Once you arrive, enjoy a 4-hour tour of the Mount Vernon mansion and grounds including the many outbuildings and gardens, George Washington's tomb, museum, and education center.

Throughout the day learn from your guide, a former Mount Vernon history interpreter who lives on land formerly a part of the estate and who is an avid student of George Washington and colonial history.

Half-day tours will return to Old Town Alexandria for a driving tour of its colonial homes and sites. Full-day tours may choose to visit George Washington's working grist mill and distillery, George Mason's Gunston Hall, Woodlawn Plantation, Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House, and Pohick Church.

Don't miss the exciting new Museum of The US Army with amazing artifacts from America's wars since 1775. Witness landing craft from D-Day, a representation of the trenches in World War I, a Sherman tank from World War II, drones from Afghanistan, and a gallery of art painted by soldiers.

Return to Old Town Alexandria for a driving tour of one of colonial America's most important ports.

  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at any hotel in Alexandria, Crystal City, or National Harbor
  • Transportation via air-conditioned SUV
  • Skip-the-line entry tickets
  • Restaurant recommendations in Old Town for half-day tours
  • Scheduled time to dine at Mount Vernon Inn or nearby restaurants for full-day tours
  • Water
  • Food
  • Tips
  • Pickup from DC hotels

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • Some optional sites are seasonal
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Ken showed our family a wonderful time on our private Mt Vernon tour. He was very knowledgeable and explained and showed us things we would have never known or seen if we were on our own. He even showed us sights in downtown Alexandria and gave us recommendations to have lunch at, which we did, and it was amazing. I would highly recommend this VIP tour if you were planning a trip in the near future.

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August 16, 2022

Ken was awesome, full of information and could answer ALL of our questions. His passion for Mount Vernon was very noticeable. He loved sharing what to him is his deep appreciation for George Washington, all he did and the specialness of Mount Vernon. A great experience for all us...teenagers included!! :-) BC

April 11, 2022

Wonderful guide. The entire family loved this experience. Highly recommend this when you come to DC area.

June 21, 2022

Product ID: 412220