Washington DC: Mount Vernon and Old Alexandria Half-Day Tour

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A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

Duration5 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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About

Venture beyond Washington DC city limits—and explore some of the nation’s key historical landmarks—on this half-day coach tour. Pick between morning and afternoon departure times, and set off via the George Washington Memorial Parkway: you’ll spy landmarks like the Robert E. Lee Childhood Home, George Washington Masonic National Memorial, and Alexandria’s Christ Church. Upon arrival, go for a self-led audio tour of Mount Vernon’s grounds and museum.

Highlights

Round-trip transit via coach makes it easy to venture beyond DC limits
Explore the highlights of Mount Vernon, George Washington’s former estate
Tour Mount Vernon’s grounds and museum with a self-led audio guide
Soak up views and history along the George Washington Memorial Parkway

Itinerary

Our tour guide will talk about the history and facts related to Washington Monument.
The Washington Monument, designed by Robert Mills and eventually completed by Thomas Casey and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, honors and memorializes George Washington at the center of the nation's capital. The structure was completed in two phases of construction, one private (1848-1854) and one public (1876-1884). Built in the shape of an Egyptian obelisk, evoking the timelessness of ancient civilizations, the Washington Monument embodies the awe, respect, and gratitude the nation felt for its most essential Founding Father. When completed, the Washington Monument was the tallest building in the world at 555 feet, 5-1/8 inches.
Our tour guide will talk about the history and facts related to George Washington Parkway.
The George Washington Memorial Parkway, colloquially the G.W. Parkway, is a 25-mile-long parkway that runs along the south bank of the Potomac River from Mount Vernon, Virginia, northwest to McLean, Virginia, and is maintained by the National Park Service.
Our tour guide will talk about the house as you passing by it.
The Robert E. Lee Boyhood Home is an historic house at 607 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, Virginia. It served in the early 1800s as the home of Anne Hill Carter Lee and her family, including the eponymous Robert. It should not be confused with the Lee-Fendall House, which is located at 614 Oronoco St.
Our tour guide will talk about it as you crossing king street in Old Alexandria.
The George Washington Masonic National Memorial is a Masonic building and memorial located in Alexandria, Virginia, outside Washington, D.C. It is dedicated to the memory of George Washington, the first President of the United States and a Mason. The tower is fashioned after the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria in Egypt.
Memorial Hall
Visitors enter Memorial Hall through the massive portico, symbolic of the entrances of ancient Greek and Roman temples. On either side of the portico are tablets engraved with passages from Washington’s correspondence, which reflect his deep regard for the Masonic fraternity. Memorial Hall features eight green granite columns 40 feet high and more than four feet wide. The hall features an exquisite marble floor and two magnificent murals painted by Bro. Allyn Cox.
Our tour guide will talk about it as you passing by it. Christ Church is an Episcopal church located at 118 North Washington Street in Alexandria, Virginia. Constructed as the main church in the Church of England's Fairfax Parish, the building was designed by Col. James Wren, a descendant of Sir Christopher Wren. To finance construction of the church, the Fairfax Vestry raised 31,186 pounds of Oronoco tobacco from parishioners. Construction began in 1765, under the direction of James Parsons. After four years, the church was still unfinished. The vestry relieved Mr. Parsons of his duties as overseer of the construction. John Carlyle accepted the position and handed the keys of the completed building over to the vestry in February 1773.
You will walk through the plantation of George Washington and walk by the out small buildings around the mansion. You visit the tomb of George Washington and Martha Washington and more of the sites in the most famous estate in the United States of America . Victorious general of the American Revolution, the first President of the United States, successful planter and entrepreneur. Explore the life and legacies of George Washington. Mount Vernon is an American landmark and former plantation of George Washington, the first President of the United States, and his wife, Martha. The estate is on the banks of the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia, near Alexandria, across from Prince George's County, Maryland. Wikipedia
Architect: George Washington
Area: 500 acres
Architectural styles: Neoclassical architecture, Georgian architecture, Palladian architecture
Founded: 1758
Burials: George Washington, Martha Washington, Lawrence Washington, Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis, and More.

Inclusions

Pass by home of Robert E Lee, Christ Church, George Washington Masonic Temple, Lyceum Museum & more
All fees & taxes included
Drive through George Washington Memorial Parkway in Old Alexandria
Access to George and Martha Washington's Tomb
Admission into Mount Vernon, the famous historical estate of George Washington
Half-Day George Washington's Mount Vernon & Old Alexandria Guided Tour from DC
Self-Guided Audio Tour of Mount Vernon Estate and Museum
Includes Entry Fees to the estate and a reserved mansion tour time.
Multi-Lingual Audio Guided Tours of Mount Vernon Estate in English, Spanish, French, and Chinese

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Information

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.