Spirit of Mount Vernon

Spirit of Mount Vernon Tours

The only Mount Vernon Tour that makes getting there half the fun.

A visit to the home of George Washington is a great American adventure everyone should experience, especially when you can do it by boat! Spirit provides the only round-trip Mount Vernon cruises direct from Washington, DC. Each Mount Vernon cruise includes a narrated riverfront tour and discounted admission to Mount Vernon. You can also choose from one-way excursions and 40-minute turnaround cruises from the Mount Vernon dock.

2015 Seasonal Schedule

  • March 13 - March 22 | Friday - Sunday only
  • March 24 - August 30 | Tuesday - Sunday only
  • September 4 - October 25 | Friday - Sunday only


Cruising  Schedule

  • SW Waterfront Boarding Time 8:00am | Departure 8:30am
  • Arrival at Mount Vernon 10:00am
  • Return Boarding 1:15pm | Departure 1:30pm
  • Arrival at SW Waterfront 3:00pm




40-Minute Photo Cruise

Come to this short but fun turn-around cruise at Mount Vernon! If you're driving to Mount Vernon, take a break during your tour and come down to the Mount Vernon Wharf for a 40-minute excursion on our beautiful Spirit cruise ship. Great photo opportunities, a breathtaking riverfront view of Mount Vernon and a fascinating narrated history of the Potomac River are all included!

Departure Times:

  • 10:30am
  • 11:30am
  • 12:30pm

Photo Tickets are only available on the boat at the Mount Vernon Wharf or at Mount Vernon's main gate.
This cruise is only available seasonally. No reservations are necessary. Please visit Mount Vernon's website for more details>>

Perfect for Groups going to or from Mount Vernon

Tour Washington DC in style! Take this one-way day cruise combined with bus tours, children's day camps, student tours and more. You can combine a cruise on the Spirit with a driving tour with these One-Way options. This ultimate harbor cruising experience will make your day more fun and exciting!

For special group pricing for groups over 20, please call a Spirit Event Planner 866-302-2469


Onboard Snack Bar

Treat yourself to a fun breakfast, lunch or snack while you cruise. Our shipboard snack bar has something for everyone, and at very affordable prices. You can enjoy an early morning continental breakfast, a picnic-style lunch, snacks galore, and cold beverages on your way to and from Mount Vernon. You’ll even have a choice of dining areas: inside our beautiful, climate-controlled decks or “al fresco” on our huge outdoor deck. Come hungry!

Here’s our basic menu, but there are always new items on every cruise!

  • Pastries
  • Muffins
  • Bagels
  • Hot Dogs
  • Pizza
  • Chips
  • Candy
  • Juice & Soda
  • Cold Beer

Got a Party of 20 or more?

Contact an event planner at 866-302-2469 for pre-ordered breakfasts and box lunches.

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