Mount Vernon Grounds Pass

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215 reviews   (4.40)

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Departs: Washington DC, Washington DC

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Visit George Washington's Mount Vernon and take a self-guided tour of the first American president’s historic estate.You can stroll through the 18th-century gardens and grounds; visit the Washington family tombs; meet heritage-breed animals; and interact with people from Washington's world.

What's Included

George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill (weekends, April-October)

Skip the Ticket Office line

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Mansion Tour

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • YOUTH: Age: 6 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 64

Additional Info

  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

George Washington's Mount Vernon
George Washington's estate, gardens, and the tomb where George and Martha Washington are buried. The site also includes an interactive museum and education center.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill
A re-creation of George Washington's gristmill, featuring the patented Oliver Evans milling system, and his fully functioning distillery, where George Washington's rye whiskey is still produced today according to his original mash bill.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included


Candlelight tour
Robert D, 06-01-2023
I attended Mount Vernon by Candlelight in December. After a brief welcome in the Orientation Center, we were escorted to the mansion. Inside George and Martha Washington welcomed us into their home, with the table prepared for dessert. After the tour, we could learn 18th century dances in the Greenhouse, visit Aladdin the camel and the Christmas Market, and then listen to the carolers in the Welcome Center. Food and beverages were for sale, but at the Welcome center, they offered us complimentary spiced cider and ginger cookies. It was a lovely evening.
This whole experience has radically expanded since my last visit and is now even better. A must do for sure.
mgerhardt, 17-12-2022
Not run by the NPS but rather the MV Ladies Association (since about 1860) and they do a great job. Definitely do the guided Mansion Tour but make sure you leave plenty of time for all the outlying buildings (free audio tour). Also the museum and educational center are exceptional. So leave plenty of time here. Not sure about the shops and restaurant etc.
Showing my kids
christinal528, 13-12-2022
Came here many years ago before my kids were born and decided since they were old enough, I would bring them. I love how they have kept up with the grounds they are currently still doing renovations and this is still one of the most beautiful historic places I have ever been to. My kids completely appreciated it too.
Don’t Miss the Enslaved Persons Tour or the Museum
O4109PJtomp, 20-11-2022
The Grounds pass gives access to the house tour and the museum at the visitors center. Be sure not to miss the museum; it is truly excellent, both in telling the story of Washington and his ancestors but also in displaying interesting artifacts. The exhibit about Washington’s teeth was particularly fascinating.

Be sure to schedule the enslaved persons tour. Our guide Chris was exceptional, bringing light to the lives of the enslaved.

The house tour was mildly disappointing. It seemed rushed, most likely due to high demand. Our group was just too large for the space and our guide was not exceptional.
Gorgeous Estate Setting
262keithd, 19-11-2022
Mount Vernon is just a short drive from the US Capitol area, and well worth the visit. Buy tickets ahead of time as this is a popular spot for high school tours. Take time to wander the grounds and visit all of the museum areas by the gift shop complex as well.

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