George Washington's Mount Vernon & Old Alexandria Half-Day Guided Tour from DC

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  • 5 hr

Enjoy a trip to George Washington's Mount Vernon & Old Alexandria on this Guided Half-Day Tour from Washington DC. Pass through scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway in Alexandria and see many monuments including Christ Church, the George Washington Masonic Temple, and Robert E Lee's childhood home. Once you arrive to Mount Vernon, enjoy a self-guided audio tour through the estate and museum and explore the buildings located throughout the grounds. You'll have the opportunity to visit the tomb of George and Martha Washington and more within the most famous estate in the United States of America. Highlights: • Half-Day George Washington's Mount Vernon & Old Alexandria Guided Tour • Admission into George Washington's Mount Vernon • Self-Guided Audio Tour of Mount Vernon Estate and Museum • Access to George and Martha Washington's Tomb • Drive through George Washington Memorial Parkway in Old Alexandria • Pass by home of Robert E Lee, Christ Church, George Washington Masonic Temple

Itinerary Details

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Pass By: Washington Monument

Our tour guide will talk about the history and facts related to Washington Monument. The Washington Monument, designed by Robert Mills and eventually completed by Thomas Casey and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, honors and memorializes George Washington at the center of the nation's capital. The structure was completed in two phases of construction, one private (1848-1854) and one public (1876-1884). Built in the shape of an Egyptian obelisk, evoking the timelessness of ancient civilizations, the Washington Monument embodies the awe, respect, and gratitude the nation felt for its most essential Founding Father. When completed, the Washington Monument was the tallest building in the world at 555 feet, 5-1/8 inches.

Stop At: George Washington Memorial Parkway

Our tour guide will talk about the history and facts related to George Washington Parkway. The George Washington Memorial Parkway, colloquially the G.W. Parkway, is a 25-mile-long parkway that runs along the south bank of the Potomac River from Mount Vernon, Virginia, northwest to McLean, Virginia, and is maintained by the National Park Service.

Pass By: Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee

Our tour guide will talk about the house as you passing by it. The Robert E. Lee Boyhood Home is an historic house at 607 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, Virginia. It served in the early 1800s as the home of Anne Hill Carter Lee and her family, including the eponymous Robert. It should not be confused with the Lee-Fendall House, which is located at 614 Oronoco St.

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Our tour guide will talk about it as you crossing king street in Old Alexandria. The George Washington Masonic National Memorial is a Masonic building and memorial located in Alexandria, Virginia, outside Washington, D.C. It is dedicated to the memory of George Washington, the first President of the United States and a Mason. The tower is fashioned after the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria in Egypt. Memorial Hall Visitors enter Memorial Hall through the massive portico, symbolic of the entrances of ancient Greek and Roman temples. On either side of the portico are tablets engraved with passages from Washington’s correspondence, which reflect his deep regard for the Masonic fraternity. Memorial Hall features eight green granite columns 40 feet high and more than four feet wide. The hall features an exquisite marble floor and two magnificent murals painted by Bro. Allyn Cox.

Pass By: Alexandria's Christ Church

Our tour guide will talk about it as you passing by it. Christ Church is an Episcopal church located at 118 North Washington Street in Alexandria, Virginia. Constructed as the main church in the Church of England's Fairfax Parish, the building was designed by Col. James Wren, a descendant of Sir Christopher Wren. To finance construction of the church, the Fairfax Vestry raised 31,186 pounds of Oronoco tobacco from parishioners. Construction began in 1765, under the direction of James Parsons. After four years, the church was still unfinished. The vestry relieved Mr. Parsons of his duties as overseer of the construction. John Carlyle accepted the position and handed the keys of the completed building over to the vestry in February 1773.

Stop At: George Washington's Mount Vernon

You will walk through the plantation of George Washington and walk by the out small buildings around the mansion. You visit the tomb of George Washington and Martha Washington and more of the sites in the most famous estate in the United States of America . Victorious general of the American Revolution, the first President of the United States, successful planter and entrepreneur. Explore the life and legacies of George Washington. Mount Vernon is an American landmark and former plantation of George Washington, the first President of the United States, and his wife, Martha. The estate is on the banks of the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia, near Alexandria, across from Prince George's County, Maryland. Wikipedia Architect: George Washington Area: 500 acres Architectural styles: Neoclassical architecture, Georgian architecture, Palladian architecture Founded: 1758 Burials: George Washington, Martha Washington, Lawrence Washington, Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis, and More.

Duration: 2 hour
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