Mt Vernon Tour from Washington Dc
The best thing about the Washington city tour is that there the best when it comes to the period of having an adventure to this place. One of the exciting stuff that concerns this city is that it has one of the most and essential monuments that the world has. The area is among the best because most of the tour here involves the process of sightseeing and this is the reason behind why this venue has got a lot of people coming from every part to go and see the attraction that is usually here.
The tour usually takes a minimum of two and half hours to adequately cover the place and the moonlight that is generally in this area. The great historian together with some of the best historian are present here to explain one of the best and fascinating stories that do concern this historic site in the city of Washington.
Apart from this tour being classified among the most entertaining trip, it is also at the same time said to be one of the most educational trips that people benefit a lot from it. The famous landmarks that a person has ever heard of which includes the white house and other essential state landmarks are usually found in this fantastic monument.
The best and more helpful thing about the monument is that it is a unique one and very different from the normal one because of their ability to shine and to be well illuminated mostly at night. The tour guides that are usually at this place will advise you to always come up with the small group of friends and family that you may wish to come.
Travel approximately 30 minutes to Mount Vernon, the home and estate of George Washington, one of the founding fathers of the United States and the nation's first president.
On the 500-plus acres of the estate, explore the three-story mansion, extensive gardens and many original sites including a working blacksmith shop and the Pioneer Farm, a demonstration farm with an innovative 16-sided treading barn designed by Washington for threshing grain.
The mansion has been restored to how it would have looked when Washington died in 1799. Some of the most notable items in the mansion include the key to the Bastille, presented to Washington by the Marquis de Lafayette, and a swivel chair Washington used during his presidency.
Also on the grounds are Washington's tomb, where George Washington and his family members are buried, a reconstructed slave cabin and a memorial to the slaves who worked at Mount Vernon. Your knowledgeable guide takes you through these sites while sharing the history of George Washington's home on the Potomac River.
After seeing the highlights of Mount Vernon and having lunch (own expense) at the historical Inn Restaurant or the food court, your tour continues to Old Town Alexandria. While riding a comfortable bus, see George Washington's old haunts including Gadsby's Tavern, Ramsay House and Lee-Fendall House. You also will see the town's major attractions including Old Presbyterian Meeting House, Christ Church, Spite House, Robert E Lee's House and the Torpedo Factory.
When your fascinating day exploring Mount Vernon and seeing Old Town Alexandria ends, your guide returns you to the original departure location.
Pickup & Return:
Hyatt Regency at Capitol Hill.
Returns to original departure point at approximately 4pm.
Departure Times: 11am
- Entrance tickets and reservations for Mount Vernon
- Licensed Tour Guide
Does not include:
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A moderate amount of walking is involved