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In my humble opinion, this is a must see/do while visiting Washington D.C. Not only was it a fantastic get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but it was educational and informational. The trip to and from D.C. was chill, with its own unique perks, but the Mount Vernon grounds is the true gem. It is utterly GORGEOUS. Coming from the West coast, we don't ever get to see green like Virginia green. And the history of the very first President is definitely interesting in it's own.
The cruise there and back were lovely and peaceful. And Mount Vernon was simply gorgeous 10 out of 10 would do again
Captain Andrew and his crew were wonderful. They made the trip to and from Mount Vernon a pleasure! I recommend sitting inside if you can so it will be easier to hear the commentary. Mount Vernon was beautiful and a nice addition to our DC visit.
really worthwhile trip - great way to get to see some of the countryside outside of the city of Washington. Mount Vernon itself is a very interesting place to visit. Everything about this experience was easy and the staff were terrific.
This was a most enjoyable tour! I took it with my 2 grand children 10 and 12 and even they had a great time. It's a beautiful ride along the Potomac River with a a beautiful view along the way. Points of interest are being pointed out along the way. Once at Mt. Vernon we enjoyed the walk through the gardens, visited the house. We went in the summer on a very hot day. So if you go on a hot day, drink plenty of water. Food and refreshments are available for purchase on the boat.
Great self guided tour!
This was my second time for this excursion and it continues to be one of my favorite trips while in DC. A leisurely cruise to Mt. Vernon, then about 3 hours to explore the estate and have lunch the turkey pot pie is very good.
We learned a bit about what it takes to run an estate of this size back in the 1700s such as spinning thread and weaving fabric to make clothing. We spoke with a young man in the character of General Washington's personal valet who told us of the day to day necessities he provided to his master.
The tour of the main house is very informative but we skipped it this time to allow more time to meander the grounds and gardens. A beautiful day all around and a lazy trip back to our starting point at the pier. If you have the time, this is a wonderful way to spend the day!
Arguably my favorite part of the trip to Washington DC. Taking a nice boat ride down the Potomac, you gaze upon perhaps the most famous residence in the country up on the hill. It was amazing to see how even the rich and famous of that time may be considered poor in our time
Very enjoyable boat ride up the Potomac river
It was great stepping back in time and learning about our forefathers.
So nice to sit back and watch the beauty of the Potomac River glide past. Our time at Mt. Vernon was sufficient to see the property and thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the history of the area depicted there.
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