Gardens & Groves Tour


  • 60-minute tour

  • See the landscape that Washington designed

  • Explore the gardens and grounds

  • View the many plants that grow at the estate


Discover the carefully crafted landscape that George Washington designed.

Why take this tour?

The spectacular landscapes experienced by Mount Vernon's modern guests were not created by accident. George Washington carefully planned his estate's sweeping lawns, groves of trees, walled gardens, serpentine paths, and scenic views. 

Stroll through the upper garden teeming with beautiful flowers and visit the greenhouse that once housed exotic plants. On the bowling green, trace the path 18th-century visitors traveled to the Mansion and learn how the enslaved workers maintained the grounds and greenery. As you move into the lower garden where the estate's produce was grown, you'll pass by trees dating back to Washington's time.

What’s included?

  • Garden and Groves Tour

  • Grounds pass / admission

  • Mansion tour

Things to know

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Cancellation Policy

    Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

About operator:

Mount Vernon is the historic home of America's first president, George Washington, just a short drive from Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, VA.