Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Mount Vernon

3200 Mount Vernon Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121, United States

Mount Vernon was the plantation of George Washington and his wife, Martha Washington. The estate is situated on the banks of the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia.

The mansion was built of wood in a loose Palladian style. The original house was built by George Washington's father Augustine, around 1734.


  • The mansion: one of the most iconic 18th-century homes in America
  • Historic area: more than a dozen historic outbuildings. More than 50 enslaved men and women used their skills here to make tools, textile, repair buildings, care for livestock and more. 
  • Pioneer farm: see interpreters demonstrate George Washingtons visionary farming and fishing tools or explore the replica slave cabin
  • The gardens: the estate has 4 gardens. 
    • Upper garden: the more formal garden for visitors
    • Lower garden: a kitchen garden with fruits and vegetables
    • Botanical garden: a smaller garden, used for experimenting with new plant varieties
    • Fruit garden and nursery: plants that required more space were planted in the nursery (cherry trees, apple trees,..)

Opening hours

April - October: from 9am to 5pm
November - March: from 9am to 4pm

Events at this place


Adult: $20, child (6-11 years old): $12

Services & facilities

  • Parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restroom
  • Assistance dogs are welcome
  • Free wheelchairs available


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