We stayed at a really amazing hotel that was surprisingly reasonably priced (for the area). I would highly recommend and we hope to have a reason to stay there again! I forgot to take pictures because I was so tired when I got there and in such a rush to get moving in the morning!
Getting to Mount Vernon was a breeze. We were driving against traffic pretty much the whole way, so it went quickly. Tigger got to meet George
Once we got to Mount Vernon, we hustled up to the Mansion. We had 9:30 a.m. tour tickets for the National Treasure: Book of Secrets Tour. First tour on the first day this particular tour was offered!
We got to see the basement of Mount Vernon, which is generally not part of the tours. Several of the bits from the movie were pointed out, so that was pretty cool.
From there, the tour took us to the ice house (boring, no photos) and then down to the “New Tomb” at Mount Vernon where we paid our respects
While at the bottom of the hill, we visited the slave memorial too.
Once we hoofed it back up the hill (good thing I’ve been working out!), we took a tour of the mansion
And then hung out for a bit admiring the truly amazing view of the Potomac River. George was considerate enough to put a full row of chairs under the high porch on the East side of the main house. Tigger took full advantage on the beautifully sunny day.
The view of the Potomac is incredible! It’s a very peaceful place now. I can completely understand why George Washington wanted to spend as much time there as possible.