Who owns the Mount Vernon Inn?

It is still owned and maintained in trust by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association and is open every day of the year. Allowing the public to see the estate is not an innovation, but part of an over 200-year-old tradition started by George Washington himself.

Can I get married at Mount Vernon?

Weddings are not permitted on the Mount Vernon Estate, however, the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant does have a lovely venue for weddings. Normally they require the reception to be held at the Mount Vernon Inn, but they may be able to work with you for a small, intimate event.

What time does Mt Vernon open?

Mount Vernon is open 365 days a year, including holidays….Hours.

April through October: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.*
November through March: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.*

How do I get from DC to Mt Vernon without a car?

The best way to get from Washington to Mount Vernon without a car is to subway and line 171 bus which takes 1h 6m and costs $3 – $7.

How much does it cost to get married at Mount Vernon?

The rental fee ranges from $1,500 to $5,000 for a ceremony and reception and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged, please inquire with venue. Please note, rental fees include usage of all rooms.

Can you get married at George Washington’s house?

Weddings are not permitted on the grounds of the Estate. However, weddings can be held in the Mount Vernon Inn, which is a colonial style restaurant located just outside the entrance gates to Mount Vernon.

What is Mount Vernon famous for?

Mount Vernon is the former plantation estate and burial location of George Washington, the American Revolutionary War general and the first President of the United States, his wife Martha and 20 other Washington family members.

Can you bring food to Mount Vernon?

Tobias Lear No food or drink, other than bottled water, is allowed on the grounds of Mount Vernon. If you bring snacks or food from home, you may eat it in your car or at the picnic tables near the parking lot.

Is Mount Vernon worth seeing?

Mount Vernon was the home of the first President of the USA, George Washington. Located 16 miles south of the city, the gorgeous setting and beautiful gardens overlooking the Potomac River are worth a visit alone, but any history buff should not miss this chance to learn more about Washington’s life.

How long should you spend at Mount Vernon?

about 4 hours
During your visit, you can take a self-guided tour of the grounds, gardens, and museums. On average, guests spend about 4 hours at Mount Vernon.

Are there tunnels under Mount Vernon?

Mount Vernon does have tunnel-like structures, such as the one from the old ice house, which extends for 50 to 60 feet and exits by the river. The Hollywood scouts, who started calling in October 2006, used the entrance to this tunnel as inspiration for the tunnel depicted in the film.

Is there a secret tunnel at Mount Vernon?

Mount Vernon has a full basement, but there are no secret passages leading from it.

Where is the Mount Vernon Inn located?

Savor the flavors of early America at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant, located just footsteps from George Washington’s historic estate. Conveniently located 8 miles south of Old Town Alexandria and 16 miles from Washington, D.C. at the southern end of the George Washington Parkway.

Where can I eat near Mount Vernon?

Savor the flavors of early America at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant, located just footsteps from George Washington’s historic estate. Open for lunch and dinner daily and brunch on Sundays. The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association opened Mount Vernon to the public in 1858.

What happened to George Washington’s Mount Vernon Inn?

The next transformation took place in 1931-32, when the nation celebrated Washington’s 200th birthday by opening the George Washington Memorial Parkway to his home. At the exact same site where the Mount Vernon Inn rests today, a small restaurant opened its doors, owned by the National Park Service.

What is the history of the Mount Vernon Restaurant Association?

In the early 1980s, the Association decided that dining was an important part of the overall Mount Vernon experience and that the only way to ensure quality was to enter the full-service restaurant business themselves. Mount Vernon bought the concessionaire contract of the national restaurant firm that managed the Inn, and hired a seasoned chef.