Grounds Pass & Hamilton the Musical Tour


  • Historic outbuildings

  • Museum exhibits

  • Working farm

  • George Washington's final resting place

  • Slave memorial

  • Hamilton the Musical tour


Tour the estate that George Washington, America's first president, called home. The Mount Vernon grounds pass provides access to the 18th-century grounds and Mount Vernon's museum exhibits.

Hamilton fans can delve into Hamilton The Musical on a guided tour that shares George Washington's views on the musical's themes.

Why take this tour?

Take a self-guided tour of the first American president’s historic estate. Stroll through the 18th-century gardens and grounds, visit the Washington family tombs, meet heritage-breed animals, and interact with people from Washington's world. See original objects in the museum galleries, including George Washington's sword.

During your visit to Mount Vernon, you'll walk in the footsteps of famous visitors, including Washington's fellow founding fathers. Although there is no record of Alexander Hamilton visiting Mount Vernon, evidence of Hamilton the Musical abound. On the Hamilton The Musical tour, discover what ideas Lafayette fought for with the guns and ships that the French brought, and learn where the vines and fig trees are. 

What’s included?

  • Access to the historic area, gardens, tomb, farm, trails and museum

  • Audio tour

  • Hamilton the Musical tour

  • Food and drinks

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Access to the Mansion

Things to know

Before you go

  • Bring comfortable shoes, as there are dirt paths and some uneven walkways.

  • The entrance is a five to eight-minute walk from the parking lot, depending on which parking lot you park in. Visitors with mobility issues may be dropped off in the traffic circle.

  • Standard, non-motorized wheelchairs and wheeled walkers are available free of charge inside the Ford Orientation Center on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Outside food and drink other than bottled water are prohibited.

  • Leashed dogs are allowed on the property, but they cannot enter the Mansion.

Covid Policy

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

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.