Mansion Tour


  • Key to the Bastille given to Washington by the Marquis de Lafayette

  • Original Washington furnishings

  • Family portraits

  • Washington coat of arms

  • Vivid paint and wallpaper

  • Two-story piazza


Step into the Mansion that George and Martha Washington called home. View original Washington furnishings and the Key to the Bastille given to Washington by the Marquis de Lafayette.

Why take this tour?

George Washington's Mansion is one of the most iconic buildings in the United States. 

Washington spent 45 years slowly enlarging the original dwelling to create the 21-room residence we see today. He oversaw each renovation and selected architectural features that expressed his growing status as a Virginia gentleman and as the leader of a new nation.

Visitors to the Mansion will see the New Room, the grandest room in the Mansion; the Front Parlor, where guests were entertained; and the dining room, one of the most striking spaces in the Mansion.

What’s included?

  • Access to the first floor of the Mansion

  • Second floor

  • Third floor

Things to know

Before you book

  • Mansion tours are currently of the first floor only.

Before you go

  • Bring your camera; photography is permitted.

  • Dogs, strollers, gum, and uncapped bottles of water are prohibited inside the Mansion.

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides 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.