Spirit of Mount Vernon Tours

Join us on select dates, March through October, for a truly American experience! Spirit provides the only round-trip Mount Vernon cruises direct from Washington, DC - and  includes admission to Mount Vernon with three hours to explore the estate and gardens.

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Your Ticket Includes

  • A three-hour round-trip cruise to the Mount Vernon estate
  • Your admission to Mount Vernon with three hours to explore the estate and gardens
  • Narrated riverfront tour as you pass both historic and modern landmarks, such as Alexandria, the Ronald Regan airport and Fort Washington


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


Extras & Upgrades:

  • Breakfast, lunch and treats from our onboard snack bar
  • A variety of refreshments including cocktails, beer, wine, soda, juice and coffee


Additional Information:

  • Parking is limited, but we're close to the Waterfront Metro station (Green Line). 
  • Our decks are climate-controlled to cruise year-round in all weather conditions.
  • Children are welcome and infants under three cruise free.


Spirit of Mount Vernon Tours

More Mount Vernon Options


40-Minute Photo Cruise

Join Spirit for a short (but fun) turnaround cruise to Mount Vernon! Meet us at Mount Vernon a 45-minute excursion, filled with picture-perfect photo ops along the Potomac, a breathtaking riverfront view of the Mount Vernon estate and fascinating historical narration.* 

Departure Times: 11:30am | 12:30pm


Special Events at Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon offers a diverse collection of special activities and tours each day of the year! Enhance your experience by planning your visit around one of their unique events. Check their Events & Exhibitions calendar for scheduling information for all of their upcoming specialty tours and scheduled events. Read about Mount Vernon's security policy>>


*Photo Cruise 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.