Mount Vernon

The 5
00-acre estate of George Washington and his family is located in Mount Vernon, Virginia along the shores of the Potomac River and is the most scenic tourist attraction in the Washington, DC area.  Built in 1735, the 14-room mansion is beautifully restored and furnished with original objects dating back to the 1740's.  Washington died in the master bedroom at Mount Vernon in 1799.  After touring the main house, you can visit the outbuildings, including the kitchen, slave quarters, smokehouse, coach house and stables.   A tour of the Mount Vernon estate takes about 2 hours.

George Washington planned the landscape himself to include four gardens that showcase the plants that were at Mount Vernon in the late 1700s. There’s also a pioneer farm site, a hands-on exhibit with a 16-sided treading barn.  You can also visit George Washington’s Tomb which was completed in 1831.  At that time, Washington's body was moved to the new tomb, along with the remains of his wife, Martha, and other family members. Near the tomb is a slave burial ground, to honor African-American slaves who worked at Mount Vernon. 

There is also food court, gift shop and book store and the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant.


West Entrance



East Porch

Potomac River

West Entrance

Visitors Center

Riding Chair

Powell Coach


Vegetable Garden


Martha Washington

George Washington


Old Crypt

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