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Mount Vernon's Hidden Gems Tour

Mount Vernon's Hidden Gems Tour

Duration:4 hours total
Includes:Food, Drinks and Transportation
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I'm the Director of Development at Good Shepherd Housing. I'm also a small business owner, who has lived in the Mount Vernon area for almost twenty years. I ran for county supervisor a few years ago, and had the good fortune to learn even more about the history of our community as part of that experience, and I love sharing that history with others. Mount Vernon is so much more than the estate of…
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About Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services, Inc.

In the DC metropolitan area, increases in the cost of housing routinely outpace increases in wages, leaving many to struggle with long-term housing stability. With community support, Good Shepherd Housing offers affordable housing coupled with customized case management to help families achieve long-term success. We also provide financial support for children's activities and summer camps.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services, Inc.. .

What we’ll do

This is your opportunity to see Mount Vernon like a local. Even local residents are unaware of the rich history we have here in Mount Vernon, outside of the famous estate of George Washington. Our tour will begin with a special tour of Gunston Hall, home to George Mason, considered to be the Father of the Bill of Rights. From there we’ll visit the Gum Springs Museum with GSM President Ron Chase…

What else you should know

A box lunch will be offered on the bus. After the tour there are snacks available for purchase at Fair Winds Brewing and there is usually a food truck available.

What I’ll provide

Food
A box lunch will be provided at the start of the bus tour. Please alert us if you have allergies we need to be aware of.
Drinks
Beer tasting We will also have water available for guests.
Transportation
A passenger van We usually use Fleet Transportation LLC - (703) 933-2600.

What to bring

A camera to take pictures
Wear comfortable walking shoes

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Guest reviews

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Where you'll be

Mount Vernon is the home of the Gum Springs Community, Gunston Hall, the Woodlawn Quaker Meeting House, Fort Belvoir, and the Workhouse, to just name a few. Besides these points of interest, we will also drive through one of the apartment communities that Good Shepherd Housing is actively redeveloping, and we may get to visit an apartment if one is available to see!

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

A box lunch will be offered on the bus. After the tour there are snacks available for purchase at Fair Winds Brewing and there is usually a food truck available.
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history walk
Mount Vernon's Hidden Gems Tour
4 reviews
₹5,396 per person
4 reviews
₹5,396 per person