Old Town Alexandria: Mount Vernon Sightseeing River Cruise


Enjoy a narrated cruise along the Potomac River to Mount Vernon, the estate of George and Martha Washington. This is the only round-trip cruise to Mount Vernon from Alexandria, Virginia.

About this activity

  • Free cancellation

    Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

  • Duration

    4.5 hour


  • Highlights
    • Enjoy a relaxing narrated cruise along the Potomac River
    • Wander the Mount Vernon estate of President George Washington
    • Marvel at the beautiful gardens, scenic riverfront location, and colonial American architecture
    • Watch the American Revolution come to life in a 4-D theater
    • Visit George Washington's tomb
  • Full description
    Experience a great American adventure on this boat trip to the home of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Enjoy a round-trip cruise from Alexandria to Mount Vernon, including entrance to the Mount Vernon estate.

    Start your tour with a fully narrated cruise down the Potomac River to Mount Vernon (1.5 hours one way). Tour the gardens and grounds of this national historic landmark and learn the history of one of the country's most important leaders.

    Spend approximately 3 hours at the estate viewing the gardens, strolling the many trails, visiting the farm, and stopping by the many restaurants and shops, on a tour that allows you to travel back in history to the time of colonial America.
  • Includes
    • Round-trip cruise from Alexandria (3 hours total)
      Cruise narrated by an expert guide
      Admission to Mount Vernon estate for a self-guided tour of the estate
      Entry to Mount Vernon Museum and Education Center
  • Exclude
    • Transportation to and from the Alexandria marina
      Entry to the mansion at Mount Vernon
      Food and beverages