Your Guide to the Ultimate Historic Mount Vernon Day Trip
October 18, 2017
Enjoy a day rich with history and learning, just around the corner from your Alexandria apartment at Mount Vernon.
We at ROSS’ apartments for rent in Alexandria believe that one of the best parts about calling Alexandria home is the accessibility to activities rich with history, especially historic Mount Vernon.
Perhaps the most popular destination in historic Mount Vernon is visiting George and Martha Washington’s estate. There are a variety of different tours on the grounds, including the Premium Mansion Tour and the National Treasure Tour, which highlight the areas on site featured in the popular film of the same name.
Make your way outside for a walking tour led by Martha Washington’s granddaughter and learn more about the history of the estate when the family lived there. Or, take a cruise on the Potomac River and learn about the river’s history and how it contributed to Washington’s business ventures. Maybe you’d even like to enjoy a traditional meal by candlelight, featuring food that would have been grown right there. There are plenty more activities and tours offered daily at the Mount Vernon estate! Visit their website (mountvernon.org) to plan your visit today.
After getting your fill of history at George and Martha’s place, head over to the Mount Vernon Trail for a picnic and a bike ride along the Potomac River. Finish your day with a visit to the reconstructed version of George Washington’s distillery – which produced over 11,000 gallons of whiskey in 1799! After taking a tour and hearing about the distilling process from the colonial actors, enjoy a glass of small-batch whiskey and toast to a great day trip, not far from your ROSS Alexandria apartment!
There are plenty of other great day trips filled with history and fun for the whole family near ROSS’ apartments for rent in Alexandria. Check out our open apartments , take a tour, then take advantage of living in a unique town filled with so much wonderful and interesting American history.