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George Washington's Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Tour

George Washington's Mount Vernon and Old Town Alexandria Tour

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An informative and interactive half-day tour filled with American history, the tour starts with a visit to Old Town Alexandria, George Washington's adopted home. Dating back to the early 1700s, you'll learn of the many historical facts Old Town Alexandria played in American history. From there, you'll explore George Washington's former estate, Mount Vernon. The entrance includes a host of colonial-era buildings, beautiful gardens, and a museum and visitor center

  • 5.5 Hours (Noon - 5 pm)
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation
    Fully refundable when canceled up to 24 hours prior to departure.

Highlights

• A half-day excursion that includes; Old Town Alexandria and George Washington's Mount Vernon. • A visit to Old Town Alexandria and get a glimpse of what it must have been like in the early 1700s. • Entrance into Mount Vernon, which consists of the Mansion, a host of colonial-era buildings, beautiful gardens, a working distillery and gristmill, the estate's Museum and Education Center. • An interactive experience where our tour guide will lead your journey on and off the bus.

Includes

  • Admission to Mount Vernon Estates
  • Hotel Pickup

  • Gratuities

Please Note

This Best of Washington DC sightseeing tour is not available on New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, or Christmas Day. If using our hotel pickup service, we request that yo be downstairs near the hotel's main entrance at the assigned time provided at booking. Please call Gray Line DC at 202-779-9894 or 1-800-862-1700 24 hours before your tour date to confirm hotel pickup details. If you wish not to use our pickup service Gray Line DC's Mount Vernon tours, its DC After Dark Tour and Gettysburg Tours, all depart from the Bus Level at Union Station located at 50 Massachusetts Ave NE Washington DC 20002. We kindly ask that you please arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled tour departure time. Gray Line reserves the right to cancel or change any tour, schedule, route or price, and to cancel or substitute tour stops without notice.

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Mr William Treharne
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Oct 03 2016
The Grey Line staff was friendly, and the purchase we made online was easy to do and we had no issues with the reservataion.
Kathleen M.
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Sep 26 2016
Our driver, Herbert, was very informative, talked during the whole drive (except before the low bridge) and was very knowledgeable. Loved Alexandria's quaintness, and Mount Vernon was awesome!!! What a beautiful sight!
Danny
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Sep 23 2016
Wayne was brilliant - informative, friendly and professional. Excellent tour.
Aaron
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Sep 23 2016
Herbert was a great driver: friendly, entertaining and informative.
a Gray Line customer
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Sep 19 2016
Excellent
Terri
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Sep 13 2016
Good tour. Air conditioning on the bus broke down on the way back from Mt. Vernon though. It was very hot and humid that day. The driver was very professional and apologized. He was melting, also.
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Oct 03 2016
Image with Rate from Mr William Treharne
The Grey Line staff was friendly, and the purchase we made online was easy to do and we had no issues with the reservataion.
reviewed by Mr William Treharne
Sep 26 2016
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Our driver, Herbert, was very informative, talked during the whole drive (except before the low bridge) and was very knowledgeable. Loved Alexandria's quaintness, and Mount Vernon was awesome!!! What a beautiful sight!
reviewed by Kathleen M.
Sep 23 2016
Image with Rate from Danny
Wayne was brilliant - informative, friendly and professional. Excellent tour.
reviewed by Danny
Sep 23 2016
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Herbert was a great driver: friendly, entertaining and informative.
reviewed by Aaron
Sep 19 2016
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Excellent
reviewed by a Gray Line customer
Sep 13 2016
Image with Rate from Terri
Good tour. Air conditioning on the bus broke down on the way back from Mt. Vernon though. It was very hot and humid that day. The driver was very professional and apologized. He was melting, also.
reviewed by Terri

Itinerary

Your half-day excursion begins as you board your luxury motor coach for a day filled with American history dating back to the American Colonial Era. We will depart the Nation's Capital for the State of Virginia, where you will begin our adventure with a visit to Old Town Alexandria!

Dating back to the early 1700s, Old Town Alexandria played a significant role in early American history. However, it is mostly known for being the adopted hometown of America's first President, George Washington. Gray Line will provide an in-depth overview of the town's historical facts, show you its cobblestoned streets lined with historic buildings. We will visit Christ Church, where both George Washington and Robert E. Lee, had regularly attended services.

After exploring Old Town Alexandria, we will depart for George Washington's Mount Vernon. The 10-mile journey to George Washington's former estate will take you along the scenic Potomac River, where you will learn the importance it had during the era, all while viewing some of the regions' scenery and sites like the 200-year-old Fort Washington.

Once at Mount Vernon, you will gain access to the estate. The entrance into Mount Vernon includes not only the Mansion - George and Martha Washington's home - but also a host of colonial-era buildings, beautiful gardens, and a working distillery and gristmill. The estate's Museum and Education Center feature hundreds of artifacts, movies, a 4D theater, and an interactive theater that introduces visitors to the real George Washington. Don't forget to check out the gift shop to bring home a piece of history!

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Pickup Info

We kindly ask that you please contact Gray Line DC between the hours of 6:00 am and 6:00 pm EST at 202-779-9894 or 1-800-862-1400 to confirm hotel pickup details. Please be near the hotel's main entrance at the pickup time provided to you.
Kindly contact Gray Line DC between the hours of 6:00 am and 6:00 pm EST at 202-779-9894 or 1-800-862-1400 24 hours before your desired tour date to confirm your tour details and arrange hotel pickup when available. Our two Mount Vernon tours, along with our DC After Dark and Gettysburg Tours, all depart from the Bus Level at Union Station located at 50 Massachusetts Ave NE Washington DC 20002. If you plan to arrive at Union Station on your own, we kindly ask that you please arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled tour time

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