Spirit of Mount Vernon cruise to George Washington's estate

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.
  • Need more info? Download our Group Events PDF>>


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.

**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.