Listen and learn about the Potomac River as you cruise along the Potomac River to George and Martha Washington’s home, Mount Vernon . The self-guided tour of the estate includes George Washington’s tomb, an interpretive Pioneer farm, new Museum and Education Center and so much more. For more information on the Estate visit www.mountvernon.org

  • The cruise will arrive to the Mount Vernon Estate at 12:00pm and depart from the Estate at 4:00pm.
  • Cruise is narrated and the tour of the Estate is self-guided.
  • The Mount Vernon Estate prohibits guests from bringing any food or beverages onto the grounds (bottled water is acceptable). For information on dining options at Mount Vernon please reference their website.
  • Round-trip ticket guests should dress comfortable and plan on an all-day adventure!

I. The following items are strictly prohibited from Mount Vernon property:

  • Weapons/firearms not in compliance with Virginia law.
  • Knives/blades longer than 3.5 inches.
  • Clubs, hammers, martial arts devices, and related items.
  • Flammable liquids and gases greater than 0.5 oz.
  • Fireworks, ammunitions, explosive devices, and related materials.
  • Paint and related marking materials; spray cans and other aerosols.
  • Other items deemed dangerous, suspicious, or inappropriate by Mount  Vernon personnel. h. Food or beverage, except water.

II. All bags and containers larger than 16x16x8 inches are prohibited from entering the property. We strongly encourage guests not to bring large parcels; or, as appropriate, guests should secure them in their vehicle.

III. All bags and containers 16x16x8 inches or smaller are subject to inspection by Mount Vernon representatives upon arrival. Guests who refuse inspection of parcels will be restricted from entering the property.

Fare Information
Fare Adult Child (ages 6-11)
Roundtrip Fare
(Includes admission to Mount Vernon)
$42 $22
One-Way Fare to Mount Vernon
(Includes admission to Mount Vernon)
$31 $18
One-Way Fare to Old Town
(Does NOT include admission to Mount Vernon)
$16 $9
Boat Only (Mount Vernon Pass Holders)
(Mount Vernon Annual Pass Holder)
$28 $16
One Way
Alexandria to Mount Vernon
90 minutes
Gaylord National Harbor Resort to Mount Vernon 60 minutes
National Harbor to Mount Vernon 50 minutes
Round Trip
Alexandria 7 hours
Gaylord National Harbor Resort and Conference Center 6 hours 45 minutes
National Harbor 6 hours 55 minutes
Alexandria City Marina (Behind the Torpedo Art Center) – 105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Gaylord National Harbor Resort and Conference Center (South Dock) – 201 Water Street, National Harbor, MD 20745

National Harbor (North Dock – near McCormick & Schmick’s) – 145 National Plaza, National Harbor, MD 20745

April 4 – September 7th

SPECIAL NOTES
*Monday, May 25th (Memorial Day) will run on a Sunday schedule. Sunday, May 25th will run on a Saturday schedule.
*Monday, September 5th (Labor Day) will run on a Sunday schedule. Sunday, Sept 5th will run on a Saturday schedule.

Tuesday – Sunday
Dock Location Departure Time Return Time
Alexandria 10:30 AM 5:30 PM
Gaylord National Harbor Hotel 11:00 AM 4:45 PM
National Harbor 11:10 AM 5:05 PM

September 8 – October 10th

Friday – Sunday ONLY
Dock Location Departure Time Return Time
Alexandria 10:30 AM 5:30 PM
Gaylord National Harbor Hotel 11:00 AM 4:45 PM
National Harbor 11:10 AM 5:05 PM

*We will be operating on October 10th for the Columbus Day holiday.

October 11th – October 30th

Saturday – Sunday ONLY
Dock Location Departure Time Return Time
Alexandria 10:30 AM 5:30 PM
Gaylord National Harbor Hotel 11:00 AM 4:45 PM
National Harbor 11:10 AM 5:05 PM

Special Days:
Monday May 25th
Monday Sept 5th
Monday Oct 10th

  • Depart from the Mount Vernon pier.
  • Allows guests the opportunity to view and photograph the Estate and Fort Washington from the Potomac River once you are at Mount Vernon
  • 45 minute narrated tour
  • Photo Cruise tickets are sold separately at Mount Vernon. Tickets can be purchased at the Mount Vernon dock or the front gate of Mount Vernon.
Departure Time/Fares
Departure Fare
1:00pm Adult: $11
2:00pm Child(2-11): $7
3:00pm 40-minute narrated trip

These tickets are available through MOUNT VERNON only.
If interested please purchase tickets here: www.mountvernon.org/ticketing/specialty-tour/sightseeing-cruise-potomac

  • The cruise will arrive to the Mount Vernon Estate at 12:00pm and depart from the Estate at 4:00pm.
  • Cruise is narrated and the tour of the Estate is self-guided.
  • The Mount Vernon Estate prohibits guests from bringing any food or beverages onto the grounds (bottled water is acceptable). For information on dinning options at Mount Vernon please reference their website.
  • Round-trip ticket guests should dress comfortable and plan on an all day adventure!
  • Start out in Old Town Alexandria and pedal your way along the Mount Vernon Trail to Mount Vernon Estate.
  • Lock your bikes and spend the day exploring George Washington’s home.
  • At 4:00pm board the PRC narrated boat cruise back to Old Town , VA.
  • Price includes bike rental/bike pick-up, Admission in to Mount Vernon , and return boat ticket. Boat departs Mount Vernon at 4:00pm and arrives in Alexandria at 5:30pm

Advance reservations are required and can be done by calling 202.842.2453 or at www.bikeandrolldc.com

BIKE and BOAT  tickets can be purchased here: www.bikeandrolldc.com/tour/mount-vernon-by-bike-and boat/

Fare Information
Adult (13 and up) Children (6-12) Children (2-5)
Package $68 $40 $20

Purchase Mount Vernon Cruise Tickets