Tour the grounds of George Washington's estate, Mount Vernon, with your leashed pets. Pets are welcome during daytime visitation hours. Your canine companion can accompany you as you visit George Washington's tomb, the stables, the gardens, and dozens of other outdoor places. Enjoy the view of the Potomac River from the piazza. Pets are not allowed in the historic buildings, the museum, or the Education Center exhibition galleries. Dogs and their owners can visit every day of the week from 9am until 5pm.


BringFido Guest Rating

George Washington's Mount Vernon has received a rating of 4.0 out of 5 bones by 4 canine critics on BringFido.

  • More than a year ago
    Well, not so friendly

    The grounds are dog friendly however you cannot go into the mansion and they won't sell you a ticket to just walk the grounds. It's a first class rip off to have to pay full price to walk around outside and not be able to take a tour. Why? Greed, that's why.

  • More than a year ago
    Awesome Place for Pups!

    You can really spend your whole day there with your dog. Lots to explore! They also have a neat forest trail that makes you forget you're in the busy DC area!

  • More than a year ago
    pups have a place in history

    Dog friendly grounds to explore.

  • More than a year ago
    Very Friendly

    We have brought our big German Shepherd here several times. He loves walking around and sniffing everything. The center staff are very understanding. Dogs are not allowed in the house tour but if you line up as a group the staff will let you wait outside and when one of your party completes the tour you can go to the top of the line so you don’t have to wait for too long.

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Spaniel at Mount Vernon
photo zone
Ace at the House at Mount Vernon
Ace Explores Mount Vernon
Kiba meeting Aladdin
field trip
Mt Vernon
Say cheese!
Kiba During the Winter

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