Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon, VA

Where are we going?

Mount Vernon
George Washington's Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Hwy
Mt Vernon
VA 22121

703 780-2000

What is there to do?

Get ready for a family day out in one of the most important historic landmarks in the USA - Mount Vernon!

Mount Vernon is an American landmark, and a brilliant tribute to George Washington - also known as the father of the USA. 

Kids, just imagine what it would have been like back in George Washington's time, as you walk through the first president's colonial Mansion! The interiors have been meticulously restored to what they would have been like back in 1799, so you really are re-living history!

During your time at the mansion, you will be able to enjoy the standard Mansion tour. Included in the admission, you get to explore the first and second floors, and see where Washington himself would have walked.

If you want to see the third floor, there is a premium Mansion tour available at an additional cost.

Don't miss exploring the outbuildings either! There are over a dozen, and many of them home to where the essential estate operations took place, such as laundry, meat curing and spinning.

There are even demonstrations occurring daily at the working blacksmith shop!

Kids, there are plenty of things for you to enjoy too. Mount Vernon has a working farm, as well as historic interpreters that will make you feel like you have stepped right back into the 18th century!

And yes - there are real animals too! Certain breeds were actually raised on the estate back in Washington's time - can you guess which ones?

Then of course, your trip to Mount Vernon wouldn't be complete without a visit to George Washington himself. His final resting place is at the mansion, along with his wife Martha and other family members. 

With a museum too, it really is a day out where you can feel the history all around you. Kids - history CAN be fun, and at Mount Vernon you become part of it!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $20

Children: $12 (ages 6-11)

Discount: Online discounts offered

Free Under: 5 years


Need a little extra help?

The Ford Orientation Center, Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center and Mount Vernon Inn complex are wheelchair accessible. Although the 18th-century pathways in the historic area can be uneven, there is an accessible path linking the Mansion, Ford Orientation Center, and the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center. Only the first floor of the Mansion is wheelchair accessible.


When can we go?

9am open. 5pm close April - Oct. 4pm close Nov - March.

Open 365 days a year


Any top tips?

When you arrive, check all the times for the experiences across the day, including daily tributes at the Tomb, and see what exhibits are on at the museum!

I’m Hungry!

The Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant is just footsteps from the property, and a great place to eat with the family - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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