Mount Vernon is located 16 miles south of Washington, D.C. and 8 miles south of Old Town Alexandria at the southern end of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Parking is free and convenient.
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 110, Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121
Mount Vernon is open seven days a week, every day of the year, including holidays and Christmas.
Mount Vernon welcomes visitors on the following schedule:
- April through August, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- March, September, and October, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- November through February, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Grounds are cleared one-half hour after closing.
The Shops at Mount Vernon
Open daily March through October 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., November through February 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Lady Washington Shop, located in the historic area near the greenhouse: March through October, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; November through February, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Gristmill Shop, located at George Washington's Gristmill, three miles west of the estate: April through October 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m; closed November through March
Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant
The charming Mount Vernon Inn offers lunch daily and elegant dinners by candlelight Monday through Saturday, with six intimate dining rooms, three fireplaces, colonial-costumed servers, and delicious regional and colonial cuisine.
Lunch is served daily (except Christmas), 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Dinner is served Monday through Saturday, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
(hours of operation are subject to change)
Mount Vernon Food Court
Choose from a fresh selection of pizza, burgers, sandwiches, salads, ice cream and more.
The Food Court is open daily, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. with some variation in selection and hours by season.
Mount Vernon was the beloved home of George and Martha Washington from the time of their marriage in 1759 until General Washington's death in 1799. He worked tirelessly to expand his plantation from 2,000 acres to 8,000 and the mansion house from six rooms to twenty one.
The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association purchased Mount Vernon from the Washington family in 1858 and opened the estate to the public in 1860. Since that time, nearly 80 million visitors have toured Washington's home. Mount Vernon is independent of the government and no tax dollars are expended to support the 500-acre estate, its educational programs or activities.
Visitors are invited to tour the Mansion house and more than a dozen outbuildings including the slave quarters, kitchen, stables, and greenhouse. Stroll four different gardens, hike the Forest Trail, and explore the George Washington: Pioneer Farmer site, a four-acre working farm that includes a recreation of Washington's 16-sided treading barn. The George Washington Museum and the Archaeology & Restoration Museum are open daily, in addition to a variety of seasonal walking tours and special activities. George and Martha Washington rest in peace in the tomb where wreathlaying ceremonies are held daily.