In-person Tour: George Washington's Mount Vernon

Join us for an exclusive tour of Mount Vernon, the historic home of America's first president, George Washington. Once a vibrant plantation in the 18th century, George Washington's estate is now one of the nation’s most visited historic sites.

This 1.5-hour guided tour, co-led by director of preservation Thomas Reinhart and architectural historian Caroline Spurry, will include the origins and evolution of the estate’s architectural history, along with its preservation and interpretation.

Health and Safety Guidelines:

By registering for this tour, you acknowledge and agree to adhere to Mount Vernon’s Visitor Guidelines.

Presented by:

Thomas Reinhart, Director of Preservation

Caroline Spurry, Architectural Historian

About George Washington’s Mount Vernon:

Open 365 days of the year, Mount Vernon is one of the most popular historic estates in America. Over 85 million people have visited Mount Vernon since 1860, when the estate officially opened to the public. Today, Mount Vernon welcomes an average of one million guests each year. The estate, gardens, and farm of Mount Vernon totaled some 8,000 acres in the 18th century. Presently, an estimated 380 acres of this historic property have been painstakingly preserved along the banks of the Potomac River.

Mount Vernon is owned and maintained by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union, a private, non-profit organization founded in 1853 by Ann Pamela Cunningham. The mission of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association is to preserve, restore, and manage the estate of George Washington to the highest standards and to educate visitors and people throughout the world about the life and legacies of George Washington, so that his example of character and leadership will continue to inform and inspire future generations.


This program is presented in association with Presidential Houses, an exhibition on view at the District Architecture Center from January 18 to March 23, 2022.