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The George Washington’s Mount Vernon by Water Cruise normally operates aboard the Miss Christin. However PRC reserves the right to change boats at anytime for scheduling purposes.

Mount Verno Cruises - Miss Christine

George Washington's Mount Vernon by Water Cruise

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Cruise Highlights:

Cruise along the Potomac River to George and Martha Washington’s home, Mount Vernon . The self-guided tour of the estate includes George Washington’s tomb, an interpretive Pioneer farm, new Museum and Education Center and so much more. For more information on the Estate visit www.mountvernon.org

Price:

$2.00 discount for Roundtrip tickets purchased online only.
(Discount NOT valid for cruises departing Friday – Sunday & Holidays).

Fare Information
Fare Adult Child (ages 6-11)
Roundtrip Fare
(Includes admission to Mount Vernon)
$41 $21
One-Way Fare to Mount Vernon
(Includes admission to Mount Vernon)
$29 $16

One-Way Fare to Old Town
(Does NOT include admission to Mount Vernon)

$14 $7
Boat Only (Mount Vernon Pass Holders)
(Mount Vernon Annual Pass Holder)
$26 $14

Special Notes:

  • The cruise will arrive to the Mount Vernon Estate at 12:00pm and depart from the Estate at 4:00pm.
  • Cruise is narrated and the tour of the Estate is self-guided.
  • The Mount Vernon Estate prohibits guests from bringing any food or beverages onto the grounds (bottled water is acceptable). For information on dinning options at Mount Vernon please reference their website.

Length of Cruise: Round-trip ticket guests should dress comfortable and plan on an all day adventure!

Departure Location & Times:

Departure Location and Times
Dock Location Depart Return
Alexandria, Virginia 10:30am Only 5:30pm Only
Gaylord National Hotel, Maryland 11:00am Only 4:45pm Only

National Harbor, Maryland

11:10am Only 5:05pm Only

2014 Schedule:

April 1st – September 1st

SPECIAL NOTES
*Monday, May 28th (Memorial Day) will run on a Sunday schedule. Sunday, May 27th will run on a Saturday schedule.
*Monday, September 3rd (Labor Day) will run on a Sunday schedule. Sunday, Sept 2nd will run on a Saturday schedule.

Tuesday – Sunday
Dock Location Departure Time Return Time
Alexandria 10:30 AM 5:30 PM
Gaylord National Harbor Hotel 11:00 AM 4:45 PM
National Harbor 11:10 AM 5:05 PM

September 2nd – October 13th

Friday Sunday ONLY
Dock Location Departure Time Return Time
Alexandria 10:30 AM 5:30 PM
Gaylord National Harbor Hotel 11:00 AM 4:45 PM
National Harbor 11:10 AM 5:05 PM

October 14th – October 26th

Saturday Sunday ONLY
Dock Location Departure Time Return Time
Alexandria 10:30 AM 5:30 PM
Gaylord National Harbor Hotel 11:00 AM 4:45 PM
National Harbor 11:10 AM 5:05 PM

Photo Sightseeing Cruise:

Departs from the Mount Vernon Waterfront aboard a PRC vessel. Allows guest the opportunity to view and photograph the Estate and Fort Washington from the water during a 40-minute narrated trip. Photo Cruise ticket sold separately.

Departure Time/Fares
Departure Fare
1:00pm Adult: $10
2:00pm Child(2-11): $6
3:00pm 40-minute narrated trip

Mount Vernon by Bike and Boat:

  • Start out in Old Town Alexandria and pedal your way along the Mount Vernon Trail to Mount Vernon Estate.
  • Lock your bikes and spend the day exploring George Washington's home.
  • At 4:00 P.M. board the PRC narrated boat cruise back to Old Town , VA.
  • Price includes bike rental/bike pick-up, Admission in to Mount Vernon , and return boat ticket. Boat departs Mount Vernon at 4:00 P.M. and arrives in Alexandria at 5:30 P.M.

Advance reservations are required and can be done by calling 703.548.7655 or at www.bikethesites.com

Fare Information
  Adult (13 and up) Children (6-12) Children (2-5)
Package $63 $40 $20