While you are in Alexandria it is time to visit the famous home of George Washington, Mount Vernon. George Washington was Commander-in-Chief of American forces in the Revolutionary War and the first President of the United States, and he called Mount Vernon home for more than 40 years. While you are in town you will have the unique experience to visit the mansion and the buildings on the 50 acres he called home. See Washington’s Tomb and wonder about its contents. Explore the blacksmith shop. Find the Distillery and Gristmill and let them tell you a story about Washington’s days as an entrepreneur. Walk around the four acre farm and see the reconstructed slave cabin. Take the time to see the 16 sided treading barn. Almost everything about Mount Vernon mesmerizes the mind, body, and soul. Also on the grounds is the Ford Orientation Center which will welcome you to the property with the film “We Fight to Be Free.” The Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center is home to 25 theaters and galleries, which tell the detailed story of George Washington's life with more than 500 original artifacts, 11 video presentations, and even an immersion theater experience. Be part of a legacy and experience the Father of the United State of America in a way you never thought you would be able to. Exciting things wait for you in Alexandria.
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While you are in Alexandria it might be a good time for you to learn how to bike and roll! The bike and roll program is not only fun but informative. Spend the day learning about the sites and finding out more about the interesting and intriguing things that surround you. Whether you want to spend the day in D.C. or find out more about Alexandria there is a tour for you. The newest addition to the tour family is the Segway the Sites tour. Here you can rent a Segway and take an overview of the National Mall from the Capitol to WWII including the north side of the White House, some fun off-the-Mall spots, and a ride down Pennsylvania Avenue. The more traditional bike tours are also available and what better way to start than the Capitol Sites Tour. Rent the bike for the day and take off to learn about National Mall and Capitol Hill, including the Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Smithsonian Museums, World War II Memorial, and the Washington Monument. The monument tour lets you take the time to focus in on the awesome monuments that are around D.C. this tour covers the monuments and memorials on the National Mall and Potomac Tidal Basin. There is a Mount Vernon tour that is guided by bike and boat and a self guided bike tour. The group also offers a variety of night tours because everything is different by night. A fun informative time waits for you in Alexandria.