Mount Vernon Grounds Pass


  • Historic outbuildings

  • Museum exhibits

  • Working farm

  • George Washington's final resting place

  • Slave memorial


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.

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Meeting Point

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mount Vernon, Virginia, 22121

Dropoff location

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. An audio tour of the estate is included with the grounds pass.

Mount Vernon — once home to the United States' first president, George Washington — is located just outside Washington, DC and is open 365 days a year, including on holidays.

Admission is required to access the estate. Your grounds pass includes access to the historic area, outbuildings, gardens, tomb, farm, trails, and the museum. An audio tour is also included.

See rare-breed animals, visit Washington's final resting place, view museum exhibits and more. You can also meet people from Washington's world, including Martha Washington.

A separate tour ticket is required to access the Mansion.

What’s included?

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

  • Audio 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.