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Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309
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  • Mount Vernon Estate and GardensPro 2014
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    A visit to George & Martha Washington's beloved Mount Vernon is a must! About 15 miles south of Washington, D.C., & eight miles south of Old Town Alexandria, driving here is probably the easiest approach if you have a car. You might consider taking a tour via Potomac Riverboat Company (from Old Town Alexandria) or a Gray Line Bus Tour from Washington. However, you can get here by train & bus. There is so much going on at Mount Vernon, from day to day, you should check the website, in advance, so you can plan ahead. There are lots of specialty tours available, as well as a more general overview. We took a general tour & saw a lot, including an interesting visit to the mansion; the tombs of George, Martha & many other family members; the gardens; & a variety of historic buildings on the grounds. Many costumed staff members & volunteers present a variety of demonstrations. If you want to extend your colonial experience while visiting the estate, you might enjoy lunch or dinner at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant. They don't accept lunch reservations, but dinner reservations are recommended. We loved our visit to Mount Vernon!

    Recommended for:Family TravelersHistory BuffsLocal CultureStudents
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  • Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens

    George Washington's estate, preserved as working farm. Moderate admission fee. Fantastic seasonal events, beautiful view of the Potomac on the lawn.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    The residence of George Washington, Mont Vernon is an absolute must visit. The house itself is interesting in learning how people lived in colonial and revolutionary period. There is also an excellent museum explaining the life of George Washington and the founding of the United States. The gardens are also very nice, and you can learn just how interested and involved Washington was in agriculture and gardening.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    It's nice but gets VERY crowded on weekends and holidays. Be prepared to stand outside in the sun waiting for at least an hour if you want to see George's house. The grounds are nice, especially on the edge by the woods, offers a little cool shade in the summer.

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  • Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens

    A visit to DC is not complete without a visit to Mount Vernon. The location, the house, the history- it is all here. A great day out for the entire family. Do not miss the restaurant next to the main gift shop .

    Recommended for:History BuffsFamily Travelers
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  • Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
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    Better than I anticipated. Learned a lot not only about local history but also American history. The estate is beautiful and was the former and final home of George and Martha Washington. It is a working farm. Paint colors inside the home were garish in my opinion but all the rage in the late 1700's. Apparently paint was not only very expensive, it was also rare.

    Plan to spend the day here and wear comfortable shoes and clothing. The estate is huge and very spread out. There are great gift shops, museums and educational center on site. Jams in the gift shop are made from fruit on the estate. There is also a reasonably priced Food Court on site but should you wish to bring your own food, the grounds are lovely for a picnic.

    George and Martha's tombs are also part of the tour. Beautiful views overlooking the Potomac. Be sure to have your camera handy.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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  • Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens

    always enjoy the beauty of the city

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversOutdoor EnthusiastsSpiritual SeekersWellness
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  • Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens

    George Washington's House

    Recommended for:Budget TravelersFamily TravelersGreen TravelersHistory Buffs
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    Beautiful. Great tours.

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Take your family to explore Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, which is located in Alexandria, Virginia. There many activities for your family to enjoy, like dining, educational exhibits and scenery. Take your kids to the Interpretive Center, where your kids can have a chance to speak with Mrs. Washington. You can make an adventure out of the garden tours to see what earlier settlers planted in gardens and farming techniques they used. End you family trip in Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant, where you can experience regional charm and colonial cuisine.

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