History comes to life at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, the beautiful home of America’s first president, located about 25 km south of Washington, D.C. in northern Virginia, on the Potomac River.
At Mount Vernon, you can tour George Washington’s iconic Mansion, preserved to its appearance in 1799, and explore its beautiful gardens and grounds. Mount Vernon is also home to a working farm, where heritage breed sheep, cattle, and horses are on view. Meet characters from George Washington’s world, who will engage you with stories from the past, and take part in sightseeing cruises, specialty walking tours, and more. Inside Mount Vernon’s museum and education center, you’ll find interactive exhibitions that focus on Washington’s role as a soldier, a military officer, and president, as well as his personal and family life. Washington and his wife, Martha, are buried on site, and guests can take part in tributes at their tomb daily.
For more than 150 years, Mount Vernon has welcomed visitors from around the globe—from world leaders and royalty to schoolchildren. Audio tours, online resources, and printed guides are available in French www.mountvernon.org/fr), Chinese, (www.mountvernon.org/cn), and Spanish (www.mountvernon.org/es). Printed maps and guides are also available in Arabic, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, and Russian. Visit www.mountvernon.org/international to access these resources.
With a full-service on-site restaurant, food court, meeting rooms, auditoriums, and other private event spaces, plus a number of subject matter experts on American history and government on staff, Mount Vernon is uniquely situated to accommodate special events and educational programs. Free parking is available on site, and Mount Vernon also partners with Bike and Roll, Potomac Riverboat Company, and Spirit Cruises on admissions packages.