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Custom Private Tours of Mount Vernon

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Welcome to Luxury Tours of Mount Vernon

A Passionate Traveler


When you visit a new destination do you enjoy touring with your own professional guide? Do you like hearing the local perspective on the sites you are visiting? If so, these tours are great choices for you. LuxuryTours of MountVernon is ready to serve your every need. From helping you plan a detailed itinerary, to providing luxury transportation and commentary, all you need to do is sit back, relax, and explore. Getting to Mount Vernon and the other sites is not easy on your own, even with a car, and large tour buses provide no flexibility, visit at the busiest times, and give you the feeling of being herded. This is a private tour. 

 

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Options for the Tour
 

It's your day and we will pamper you and organize the day to fit your interests, preferences, and endurance. The Mount Vernon Estate and colonial Virginia, of course, is the focus of the tour, but there is so much more to see within a short driving distance. You choose the itinerary and length of time at each stop.

Sites may include (depending on your preferences, time, the season and weather):
 

  • A driving tour of colonial Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

  • Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens (home of George and Martha Washington, our nation’s first President)

  • Tomb of George and Martha Washington

  • George Washington’s Grist Mill and Distillery

  • The new Museum of the United States Army (limited availability)

  • Woodlawn Plantation (built for Washington’s step grand-daughter, Nellie Custis) 

  • Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House

  • Woodlawn Quaker Meetinghouse 

  • Pohick Church (where George Washington worshipped - sit in his pew

  • Gunston Hall Plantation (home of George Mason, Virginia representative to the Constitutional Convention and proponent of the Bill of Rights)

  • A drive down the beautiful George Washington Parkway

  • A walk along the Potomac on the Mount Vernon Trail

  • Fort Hunt (secret site of a former German POW camp)

  • Views of Fort 

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  •  Plus inside tips from a local

This is not a pre-set package – you choose the stops that best meet your interests. Some sites mentioned are open only on certain days and seasons, but Mount Vernon is open every day. Our tours are available all year, seven days a week.

At Mount Vernon, your private guide will lead you through the extensive grounds, but Mount Vernon docents will lead you on a timed public tour through the Mansion itself. The same is true for Woodlawn and Gunston Hall. We will obtain your Mount Vernon tickets before we pick you up to minimize any wait times at the Mansion. A private tour will be given at Pohick Church (built in 1774) and other sites. You will tour the Museum of the United States Army on your own.

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Inquiries

The best way to check available dates or ask questions is by the Inquiries form at the top and bottom of the webpage, or by email at luxurytoursofmountvernon@gmail.com.  If we are unable to respond immediately it’s probably because we are leading a tour, but we will get back to you within 24 hours. Our phone number is 703-403-5686. Feel free to text or call any time if you prefer, or fill out the "Book Your Tour" form below and we will be in touch.

Once we have confirmed availability and tour preferences, we will confirm the date and send you an invoice. Please be sure to let us know the number of guests joining the tour.

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You may see many five star reviews of Luxury Tours of Mount Vernon on Viatour, Tripadviser, or Get Your Guide. However, to book directly, please use this site. Your concierge tour will be led by a long time local resident who lives on land once part of the original Mount Vernon Estate.  He is a former Mount Vernon Estate history interpreter who retired from the US Department of State.

Pickup is at Huntington Metro (Upper level, N. King's Highway) or at any hotel in Alexandria, Arlington/Crystal City, or National Harbor. Guests staying in DC usually take the metro or an Uber or Lift to the Sheraton Suites, 801 N. St. Asaph St., in Alexandria.

Half Day tours (4-5 hours) are $165 pp.
Full Day tours (8-9 hours) are $250 pp. Minimum 2 persons.
 
All tours include $28 Mount Vernon admission.

Tours begin at 9:00.



 

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