Join a live narrated sightseeing bus tour of historic Old Town Alexandria on your way to visit George Washington's beloved home, Mount Vernon. The driver will take you past General Washington’s own historic Christ Church and his favorite tavern en route.
What to Expect
On this 4-hour tour you’ll explore the fascinating home, and home town, of George Washington. Mount Vernon, across the Potomac River in Virginia, is a living museum of the life and times of the first president of the U.S.
Tour Washington’s famed mansion, visit the plantation outbuildings where re-enactors keep colonial ways alive, stroll through Martha Washington’s beautiful gardens, and discover one of the best gift shops in the capital region, filled with unique treasures, toys, cookbooks, history books, and Virginia wines.
On the way to Mount Vernon the coach will wind its way through the narrow streets of Old Town Alexandria, past Robert E. Lee’s boyhood home, the historic Torpedo Factory, and General Washington’s own church and his favorite tavern.
The Mount Vernon Visit Includes
• Ford Orientation Center
• Mansion Tour
• Washington Tombs
• Slave Memorial and Burial Grounds
• Forest Trail
• Pioneer Farmer Site
• Potomac Waterfront & Wharf
• Mt. Vernon Gift Shop
All activities are self-guided and at your own pace.
Views from the Coach
• Old Town Alexandria
• General Robert E. Lee’s Boyhood Home
• The Spite House (the smallest house in Old Town)
• Torpedo Factory at the Waterfront
• Chamber of Commerce
• Gadsby’s Tavern
• Christ Church
- Free pick-up and drop off at select hotels
- Driver/guide (live narration)
- Comfortable plush seating (first come-first serve basis)
- Luxurious climate-controlled motor coach (fully equipped bathroom)
Know Before You Go
You may want to bring some extra cash with you, so you can shop at one of the best gift shops in the capital region, filled with unique treasures, toys, cookbooks, history books, and Virginia wines.