Just eight miles south of Old Town Alexandria, VA, it’s an easy and scenic ride via motorcoach or boat to the most popular historic home in America. From black-tie galas to intimate tours of the Mansion, George Washington’s Mount Vernon offers unforgettable experiences for groups of all sizes. Fireworks over the Potomac River, an award-winning Museum and Education Center and the stunning backdrop of George Washington’s beloved home are just a few of the offerings not available anywhere else. Mix and match your experience with help from the team at Visit Alexandria as you choose from inspiring, one-of-a kind private events for your group.
Private Evening Events
Dine exclusively at the estate of our nation’s first president with breathtaking views of the Potomac River. Start your evening with an inspirational Private Evening Tour of the mansion followed by cocktails and dinner at the award-winning Museum and Education Center, the enchanting Mount Vernon Inn or even on the East Lawn. Other awe-inspiring event spaces include the Ford Orientation Center, which houses two movie theaters, and George Washington Distillery and Gristmill for a whiskey tasting From black-tie galas to intimate dinners, there is no other setting its equal.
Private Evening Tours
Step back in time to walk in George Washington’s footsteps and enjoy lantern-lit lanes with a private evening tour for your group at Mount Vernon. Evening tours can complement a dinner on site or serve as a stand-alone event. Enjoy exclusive access to the most popular historic home in America on a personalized candlelight tour. Or sip your way through a fully-functional reconstruction of George Washington’s Distillery & Gristmill.
Customize your exclusive experience with enhancements such as a visit to the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, complete with 23 galleries, interactive displays, an immersive movie experience and a rich and comprehensive collection of more than 700 artifacts. Plus, invite a character from Washington’s era to join your group as you tour the Estate or enjoy dinner at the Mount Vernon Inn. Looking for a daytime tour for your group? Experience specialty tours to hear the full story of Mount Vernon, including the stories of those enslaved by George Washington.
George Washington Library and Leadership Institute
Practice presidential decision-making with The George Washington Leadership Institute. The Institutes is a part of The Leadership Collection at Alexandria™, an exclusive collection of three nationally recognized executive leadership and teambuilding opportunities. The institute’s highly customizable curriculum is designed to reflect on the challenges and opportunities of the future while drawing on the lessons of the past.
In addition to your C-Suite, find team-building opportunities for your entire organization at Mount Vernon. The Be Washington theater allows participants to take part in the major crises of George Washington’s life in an interactive simulation and then discuss and reflect on their own decision-making process. In The Situation Room: Washington’s Cabinet, participants step into a 1790’s foreign policy crisis. The Situation Room puts your group’s communication, conflict resolution, and organizational leadership skills to the test. Rent out the George Washington Library for private events, enhance your event with tour of the Vault to view rare books and manuscripts and cap it all off with a whiskey tasting (and business lesson) while also learning about 18th century-style American rye.
Just eight miles south of Old Town Alexandria and 16 miles from D.C., Mount Vernon is an easy and scenic ride via motorcoach or boat. Charter a cruise to Mount Vernon from City Cruises anchored by Hornblower one or both ways. Or, opt to rent bikes and pedal along the Potomac waterfront to the estate.
Insider Tip: Let the Visit Alexandria team customize your event to include dinner, transportation and more. Whether it’s planning an inspiring and memorable private event or leadership and team building training, the Visit Alexandria team will coordinate with George Washington’s Mount Vernon to exceed your expectations.
Header Image Credits, left to right: Rob Shenk; George Washington’s Mount Vernon; Misha Enriquez for Visit Alexandria