• George Washington's Mount Vernon
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George Washington's Mount Vernon

Type: Historic Sites

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Known as America's first home, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, just outside of Washington, D.C., features a mansion, outbuildings, gardens, animals, a distillery and gristmill,...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

Due to COVID-19, please check with the attraction for the most recent updates to their opening hours.

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Adult $20; Senior (62+) $19; Child (6-11) $10; Child (5 and under) Free

  • Best Attractions & Activities: "It is said that George Washington was a dog lover and so is his estate. Dogs may also come along on your visit. Just make sure to clean up after them."
  • Things to Do in December: "You can take oodles of pictures around the estate but put those cameras away once you step inside George and Martha's house. Photography is prohibited in their home."
  • Historic Sites: "Spring is the busiest season so if you don't like crowds avoid the landmark during March, April and May."
  • Museums: "A majority of your visit will be spent outdoors so dress accordingly."
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: When not leading armies and helping to birth the nation, George Washington spent five decades expanding the mansion his father built in 1735.
  • Best for Things to Do in December Because: In an area that cherishes history, Christmas at Mount Vernon is a fun event to see how the holiday was celebrated more than 200 years ago.
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: A great place to learn more about the man who helped form and lead the nation during its infancy.
  • Best for Museums Because: Mount Vernon is the most popular historic estate in the country and offers a great glimpse at George Washington's life after the presidency.

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