Spirit of Mount Vernon cruise to George Washington's estate

Spirit of Mount Vernon Tours

Mount Vernon Estate is closed through March 31st. We apologize for any inconvenience. Feel free to browse our site or contact us for other sightseeing and cruise options across the DC area!

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 8:15am | 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
  • NEW for 2019: enjoy our freshly prepared breakfast buffet! Pre-purchase for $10, or purchase onboard for $12
  • 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.
  • Need more info? Download our Group Events PDF>>

Spirit of Mount Vernon Tours

*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.

**Accessibility: While Spirit of Mount Vernon is wheelchair-accessible at our home dock, the disembarkation at Mount Vernon is not on-level with our wheelchair-accessible deck. Therefore, we do not recommend travel to Mount Vernon by way of this vessel to guests with mobility limitations, unless they are able to exit the ship without the use of their wheelchair.