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Spirit of Mount Vernon

A truly American experience

Ship Overview

Join us on select dates, March through October, for a truly American experience! Spirit provides the only round-trip Mount Vernon cruises direct from Washington, DC - and  includes admission to Mount Vernon with three hours to explore the estate and gardens.

Up to 500 guests
Light bites from snack bar
Narrated riverfront tour
Historic waterfront views
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Spirit of Mount Vernon Cruises

Starting from: $$$$
  • A three-hour round-trip cruise to the Mount Vernon estate
  • Your admission to Mount Vernon with three hours to explore the estate and gardens
  • Narrated riverfront tour as you pass both historic and modern landmarks, such as Alexandria, the Ronald Regan airport and Fort Washington
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Group Events on the River

Departing from Pier 4, Spirit of Mount Vernon is perfect for groups of any size. We love bringing together everything you need - from attentive service to fresh food, exciting entertainment, and stunning views. Your group can reserve a large table, private deck, or charter the entire ship. Let our talented staff help bring your next group event to life.

Departs Pier 4
Historic riverfront views
Narrated riverfront tour
Light bites from snack bar
Up to 500 guests

Virtual Tour & Floor Plans

Take a 360-degree tour of Spirit of Mount Vernon and view detailed floor plans to help you plan your next event, celebration, or big night out.

View Deck Floor Plans

View Deck Floor Plans

Deck 1 - Potomac River Level

Deck 2 - Delaware Top Deck

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Important Information

Get everyone together on the water. Party of 20 or more? Please get in touch.
Express yourself! Most guests choose comfortable, casually stylish attire.
Our ships are equipped to cruise 365 days a year in all weather conditions.
We're docked at Pier 4, 580 Water St SW, Washington, DC.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes to my reservation? +

For changes to your order, you must contact our customer service center at (866) 302-2469.

Can I purchase tickets online? +

For parties of 19 guests or less, tickets are available for online purchase. We ask that groups of 20 or more contact us so one of our event coordinators can assist with your event.

How do you accommodate for food allergies? +

Our vessels do not permit any outside food, however, for specific dietary requests, please call us to ensure we are able to accommodate your concerns.

While we do our best by trying to offer gluten and allergy free products as well as gluten sensitive menu items, we openly handle several allergens throughout our galleys. While we take precautions to keep ingredients separate, we cannot guarantee a gluten free environment. We do not have separate prep surfaces, cook tops or equipment. Our chefs prepare and cook in common areas with shared equipment, therefore the items may come in contact with other food products.

How does the charter process work? +

Great question! Check out our "New to Event Planning" page for full details. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to give us a call.

Is my boat wheelchair accessible? +

The majority of our fleet decks and restrooms are able to accommodate most standard-sized wheelchairs. We ask that for specific accessibility concerns you please call the local Hornblower number and ensure that you are seated on an accessible deck.

What do I need to bring in order to pick up my tickets? +

We ask that guests have photo identification and their cruise order number handy to pick up the tickets. Our ticket booths open one hour prior to cruise boarding time and are conveniently located near our ship's docking location.

What happens in inclement weather? +

Our cruises take place rain or shine. However, in the rare event that the Coast Guard prohibits cruises due to inclement weather, our staff will contact you directly to make other arrangements.

What is your cancellation policy? +

- Cruise tickets are non-refundable, however, we do allow guests of parties 19 or fewer to reschedule their cruise at no extra charge, provided at least seven days advance notice is given.
-A rebooking fee will be incurred by guests who are unable to provide the minimum of seven days notice. For Lunch and Moonlight Cruises, rebooking fees are $15 per person. For Dinner Cruises, rebooking fees are $25 per person. The cruise will hold the balance of your payment on your account to be applied towards a future cruise booked within the next year.
- All Holiday & Special Event Cruises are non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Should your group be larger than 20 guests, we ask you to refer to your Terms of Contract for specific cancellation policy details.

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Review

After a busy and crowded couple of days in Washington, it was a delight to relax on this cruise on the Potomac River. Mount Vernon is beautiful and picturesque and well worth the visit. The Spirit of Mount Vernon was clean and had plenty of room, the air conditioning was appreciated on the return journey!

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Carrickfergus, UK
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