On Father’s Day weekend, My family and I took a road trip down to Mount Vernon, Virginia to visit George Washington’s Mount Vernon. The Estate was pretty amazing. The Estate included The Manson, grounds and garden, outbuildings, Washington’s Tomb, Slave Memorial/burial ground, and Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center. Not far from the estate is the Pioneer Farm, Distillery and Grist Mill that we didn’t go to.
The mansion was beautiful, however it felt smaller than what I imagined the mansion would be like. I think it’s pretty neat it has been preserved. The house tour guides were very knowledgeable on Washington’s life there. I enjoyed the stories that were told.
One of my favorite areas of this estate was being able to walk out and see the best view of the Potomac River. I’m a sucker for a water front view. There is even a boat tour you can take and I was hoping we would be able to do that but we got there too late in order to do it. It’s really breathtaking, I must admit. (Please note that the boat tour is an additional price than the admission fee.)
Other areas that I loved were all of the lush gardens and landscapes. Even though there were so many people out and about enjoying the grounds of the estate it didn’t feel or seem crowded (line to get into the house is another story)! The property is just huge and all spread out.
Anyways, please check out some of the pictures I took below.
My family and I can’t wait to go back! It probably wouldn’t be until next year though. We already know that we will go on the boat tour and try out the restaurant there. If you are ever in the DC, Maryland, and North Virginia area you should visit Mount Vernon! There’s really something for everyone.
For more information on George Washington’s Mount Vernon, check out there website.