In the Footsteps of George Washington: Day Cruise to Mount Vernon

4.5 stars 79 reviews

5.0 stars The day was perfect. The Trip on the Potomac River was very nice. We arrived at Mount Vernon right on time. The boat ride was very enjoyable and Mount Vernon was great. The only improvement would have been an additional hour at Mount Vernon. Reviewed by:Joseph D.,
USA, September 2014
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"Journey Into The Past"

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Lowest Price From $50.91 USD $43.79 USD

Come join us on Washington DC's only direct cruise to the home of George Washington - we make getting there half the fun! Admission to Mount Vernon, narrated Potomac River Tour with over 3 hours to tour the estate & roundtrip cruise included.

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Operates:March - October
Tuesday - Sunday, select dates

Location:Washington DC

Region:District of Columbia


Tour Code:5042BOSSPI

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Departure Point:Pier 4, Washington, DC

Departure Time: 8:30am; boarding starts at 8am


  • Admission ticket to Mount Vernon estate and gardens
  • Potomac River cruise


  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 6 and 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure or fail to show up on the confirmed day of travel, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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Vouchers & Confirmation Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a receipt of booking by email. Within 48 hours (often on the very same day!) you will receive a voucher confirming all details.

Voucher Info: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Mount Vernon Excursion Tour (Cruise)


  • Experience Washington DC from our luxury cruise liner.
  • Cruise down the famous Potomac River.
  • Enjoy a narrated tour of the Potomac River and its famous landmarks.
  • Admire the Washington Monument - the tallest free-standing stone sculpture in the world.
  • Check out the Torpedo Factory, used for the manufacture and maintenance of torpedoes on and off from 1918 until the end of WWII.
  • Watch the Woodrow Wilson Bridge - the only active drawbridge on the Potomac at this time.
  • Travel to George Washington's Estate & Gardens at Mount Vernon.
  • Tour the farm where Washington and his family lived - the Mansion House Farm.
  • Stroll through four gardens showcasing heirloom plants known to have been at Mount Vernon in the late 1700s.
  • Bring your camera! This is one cruise you don't want to forget.

Mount Vernon Excursion Tour (Cruise)


A visit to the home of George Washington is a great American adventure everyone should experience, especially when you can do it by boat!

We provide the only roundtrip Mount Vernon cruise direct from Washington, DC. Each Mount Vernon cruise includes a narrated riverfront tour and admission to Mount Vernon.

Ship's Features:

  • Beautiful outdoor strolling decks
  • Outdoor cafe seating
  • Luxurious, climate-controlled interior decks
  • Flexible seating
  • Shipboard snack bar
  • Oversized windows

    Mount Vernon Highlights
  • Stable, Mule Shed & Paddock
  • Coach House
  • Wash House and Laundry Yard
  • Storehouse & Clerk's Quarters
  • Kitchen
  • Servants' Hall
  • Overseer's Quarters and Spinning Room
  • Greenhouse Slave Quarters and much more
  • Pleasure Garden
  • Kitchen Garden
  • Botanical Garden

    Explore the estate of America's first President and learn the history of colonial America.

Mount Vernon Excursion Tour (Cruise)

Our snack bar features pastries, muffins, bagels, hot dogs, pizza, chips, candy, ice cold beer, soda, juice, bottled water and more!


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