Sightseeing Tours

Sightseeing Tours

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George Washington's Mount Vernon by Water Cruise

Rates & Schedules

Departs from Alexandria Dock

Friday to Sunday
Fare Adult Child (ages 6-11)
Roundtrip Fare $40 $20
One-Way Fare to Mount Vernon $28 $15
One-Way Fare to Old Town $14 $7
Boat Only (Mount Vernon Pass Holders) $26 $14


Departing from National Harbor/Gaylord Complex

Friday to Sunday
Fare Adult Child (ages 6-11)
Roundtrip Fare $40 $20
One-Way Fare to Mount Vernon $28 $15
One-Way Fare to Old Town $14 $7
Boat Only (Mount Vernon Pass Holders) $26 $14
One Way for Bike $5 $5


Children under 6 are free.
*Mount Vernon's $13 admission fee ($6 for children) is included in this price.

Note to Travel Trade: A tiered rate structure is in place for tour operators. Please contact Denyel Kohl at dkhol@potomacriverboatco.com or 703/684-0580 ext. 15.

Sightseeing Cruise

While visiting Mount Vernon, view and photograph the estate and Fort Washington from the water during this 40-minute narrated trip.

Friday to Sunday
Fare Adult Child (ages 2-11)
Roundtrip Fare $9 $5

Attractions at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens
George Washington's Tomb, Pioneer Farms, Forest Trail, gardens, museum, interpretive pioneer farm; among others, and expansive views of the Potomac River that Washington himself enjoyed.

Shop and Dine at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens
Relax in the charming colonial ambiance of the Mount Vernon Inn for a special lunch or dinner; or visit the Food Court Pavilion where you'll find Pizza Hut and Mrs. Fields Cookies alongside new temptations like The Red Devon Grill and Cafe Lafayette. A stroll away, The Shops at Mount Vernon, now double in size, offer amazing 18th-century reproductions and souvenirs. Browse the Christmas Corner year-round for a wide array of books, toys, and historic remembrances.

2011 Sailing Schedule

We operate tours on a Sunday schedule during the following holidays:

  • Memorial Day, Monday May 30
  • Independence Day Monday, July 4
  • Labor Day Monday, September 5
  • Columbus Day Monday, October 10

Call our offices, (703) 548-9000, for the July 4th sailing schedule.

 

 

Friday – Sunday and Columbus Day
Location Departure Times Return Times
Alexandria 10:30 am 5:30 pm
National Harbor 11:10 am 5:05 pm
Gaylord National Hotel 11:00 am 4:45 pm
Arrives/Departs Mount Vernon 12:00 pm 4:00 pm

WEEKENDS ONLY

Saturday – Sunday
Location Departure Times Return Times
Alexandria 10:30 am 5:30 pm
National Harbor 11:10 am 5:05 pm
Gaylord National Hotel 11:00 am 4:45 pm
Arrives/Departs Mount Vernon 12:00 pm 4:00 pm