OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA AND MOUNT VERNON ESTATE TOUR - 7hrs /Private
- Duration: 7 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Washington DC
- Product code: PRIVATE1
This tour uses our state of the art earpieces so that you are free to roam the sites as you wish to snap photos and adventure freely while you still listen your step on storyteller tour guide commentary simultaneously.
The highlights of the walking tour of Alexandria include the below attractions.
* CHRIST CHURCH
Visit the ‘little church in the woods’ as it was called during George Washington’s lifetime and sit in his original pew.
* WASHINGTON’S TOWNHOUSE
Stand at the footsteps of ‘my little house in Alexandria’ as George Washington called his home away from home.
* GADSBY’S TAVERN
Go back in time and celebrate George Washington’s last two birthdays at the exact site. Alexandria continues to hold a parade on Washington’s Birthday every year.
* CARLYLE HOUSE
The best house in Alexandria during Washington’s lifetime. The seeds of the American Revolution are planted on this very site.
* MARKET SQUARE
Learn about George Washington’s and his family’s role in establishing Alexandria City in the middle of the oldest continuous open air farmer’s market.
* STABLER-LEADBEATER APOTHECARY
Hear about Martha Washington’s last known correspondence and the story of Billy Lee.
* DR. CRAIK’S HOUSEOne of George Washington’s dearest friends and personal physician moves to this home from Annapolis at Washington’s urging.
On our way to Mount Vernon
* GEORGE WASHINGTON'S GRISTMILL
This stop will be open from April - October. Please check availability.
Time for a delicious lunch at The Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant.
The highlights of your visit to Mount Vernon Estate include:
* MUSEUM VISIT
Discover how George Washington looked at age nineteen, forty, and late fifties. Place your hand on a bible to see how it measures up to George Washington’s hand. See Martha Washington’s wedding gown and George Washington’s false teeth.
* GROUNDS AND GARDENS
George Washington is called the American Cincinnatus for his greatness, Republican ideas, and giving up ultimate power to return to the life as a farmer. Walk and learn about the three gardens of Mt. Vernon, gaze upon the majestic Tulip Poplar Washington planted himself, and how Washington transformed Mt. Vernon into his ‘pleasure grounds’.
* TOUR THE MANSION
The tour of the twenty-one room, thirteen fireplace, and nine thousand square feet mansion is memorable. Take in the majestic ‘New Room’, poke your head into the informal parlor where Martha kept her song birds, see the room where the Marquise de Lafayette slept, reflect on the Washington’s private bedroom and original bed where George Washington died, and see George Washington’s man cave, his private study. As you enter the New Room and exit George Washington’s study, you are literally walking in the Great Man’s footsteps.
* GEORGE WASHINGTON’S TOMB
Pay your respects at George Washington’s third and final resting place.
We’re looking forward to having you as our guest! Thank you.