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Mason Neck/Mount Vernon

Welcome to Alexandria and 
Mount Vernon, Virginia

Here are some facts about Alexandria and Mount Vernon to help you better enjoy your Fairfax County vacations. 

Mount Vernon is one of the most historic areas found anywhere in America.  Here you'll find the beloved home of America's first president, George Washington. George Washington's Mount Vernon is the most visited historic home in the U.S. and has consistently remained one of the nation's most endearing attractions. You can visit this attraction from the comfort of your own home on a virtual tour or check out the many online activities they have available. Also, be sure to stop by George Washington's Distillery and Gristmill (open April through October), which brings to life the colonial-era business of whiskey making and milling. Shuttles are available from the estate grounds. You can check out all the wineries and distilleries that are open and have pick-up options available on our Fairfax At Home page. 

The Alexandria section of Fairfax County, located south of the City of Alexandria, is home to Fort Belvoir and is one the fastest growing areas of the county.  Historic sites like Woodlawn, Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House, and Huntley Meadows Park perfectly illustrate the natural beauty, charm, and history of this part of the county that flanks the Potomac River. Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture is another place that highlights the beauty of Alexandria. Check out their activities for kids that can be done from the comfort of your own home.

See how you can help these beloved attractions in the community during these unusual times like Mount Vernon, local restaurants, Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, Arcadia farm and more by contributing and showing support to local charities.

Mount Vernon and Alexandria are great destinations for anyone who enjoys the arts, culture, outdoor activities, museums, and entertainment all year round while appreciating the natural beauty, charm, and history found in this part of the country. Check to see if there are any virtual events happening in your area!

 


Mount Vernon

Things to Do in Alexandria/Mount Vernon

Check out all the historic and interesting things to do around the Alexandria/Mount Vernon area of Fairfax County. More
Dining in Mason Neck & Mount Vernon

Alexandria/Mount Vernon Restaurants

Click here to browse through local favorites and get a taste of what's available in the Alexandria/Mount Vernon area of Fairfax County. More
Accommodations in Mason Neck & Mount Vernon

Alexandria/Mount Vernon Hotels

Find the perfect hotel to stay in during your visit to the Alexandria/Mount Vernon area of Fairfax County. More

Spotlight

Mount Vernon - Hat and Whistle Boy

Family-Friendly Fairfax

Immerse your children in activities that stimulate their imagination. With so much fascinating history in Fairfax County, you can bet they’ll have fun while they learn. More
Festivals - Winter - Christmas

Events Calendar

Looking to get into the spirit of the season? Our calendar is full of seasonal holiday events has exactly what you're looking for as our area attractions gear up to celebrate in the most festive of ways. More
Storytellers Video Series

Storytellers Video Series

Every destination has a story. Meet Fairfax County's storytellers and then create your own travel story. More

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