Mount Vernon is open 365 days a year, including Christmas Day.

There's so much to see and do at Mount Vernon that you can easily spend a few hours at the estate.

Your admission ticket includes access to the grounds of George and Martha Washington's estate.

Mansion & Grounds

Entry to the Mansion is by guided tour only and requires a Mansion tour ticket (a grounds pass allows access to the estate).

We recommend that you purchase your tour tickets in advance online.

Mansion Visit Time: 20 minutes 

You can also visit our outbuildings, gardensWashington's tomb, the slave memoriala working farm, and more. 

Grounds Visit Time: 1 hour



Mount Vernon: The Story of an American Icon

Mount Vernon: The Story of an American Icon

In the museum, discover the people who shaped Mount Vernon, including Washington and Custis family members, enslaved and hired laborers, and Vice Regents of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, which has owned and preserved Mount Vernon since the 19th century.

Museum Visit Time: 1 hour

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Education Center

In the Education Center, trace Washington’s life story through exhibits, a 4D Revolutionary War film, and the Be Washington Interactive Theater.

Education Center Visit Time: 1 hour

Education Center


Enjoy cornbread and other Virginia favorites at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant or get a quick meal or snack at the Food Court.

Restaurant Visit Time: 45 minutes - 1 hour
Food Court Visit Time: 15 - 30 minutes

The Restaurant will be closed from Jan. 8 - 28.
The Food Court Pavilion will be closed from Jan. 29 - Feb. 5.



The Shops at Mount Vernon offers unique gifts, reproductions of Mount Vernon treasures, books, toys, and more.

You can also shop our online store.

The Shops at Mount Vernon will be closed from Jan. 4 - 21.

The Shops at Mount Vernon

George Washington’s Distillery & Gristmill

Tour fully-functioning reconstructions of Washington's gristmill and whiskey distillery. Both buildings are located 2.7 miles from the estate’s main entrance. 

Open seasonally: weekends in Apr. - Oct. 

Distillery & Gristmill

View our Estate Map

Our interactive estate map will help you to locate all the great sites and activities that you can find at Mount Vernon.

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Mount Vernon is located in northern Virginia, just a short drive from Washington, D.C.

For more information about things to do in Virginia, visit, the official tourism website for the state of Virginia. You’ll find an overview of each region in Virginia, as well as information about cultural attractions, upcoming events, and where to stay. You can also purchase merchandise featuring the official Virginia slogan, “Virginia is for Lovers.”

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Estate Hours

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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