"Potomac boat tours" Potomac River Tip by besbel

Potomac River, Washington D.C.: 2 reviews and 8 photos

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      National Defense University (from Potomac)
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  • Fort Washington (from Potomac) - Washington D.C.
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  • Mount Vernon (from Potomac) - Washington D.C.
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      Capitol (from Potomac)
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There are several boat tours in Washington that consists in a daytrip taking you alongside the Potomac to see some points of interests not only from DC, but also Virginia and Maryland. Among these we had the Washington Monument or the Capitol, the Reagan Airport, the Woodrow Wilson bridge (that unites Alexandria, VA to Maryland), Fort Washington (the only defensive fort of Washington DC for a long time) and Mount Vernon (house of George Washington). Some tours stop in Alexandria, in order to allow visitors to get into the Old Town, while others prefer to stop in Mount Vernon, so people can visit George Washington's estate and tomb.
The one I took was named Spirit of Mount Vernon and they charged US$44 per person, including the entrance fee to Mount Vernon. No meals are included in the fee, although you can buy (expensive) food and drinks in the cruise bar. This one departs from Waterfront, which is also another nice area of DC and accesible by metro (Waterfront stop). However, there are other companies that depart either from Waterfront or from Georgetown.

Address: Spirit of Mount Vernon
Directions: Pier 4, 6th and Water Streets SW Washington DC, 20024
Website: http://www.spiritcitycruises.com/dc/mount_vernon/index.jsp

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  • Written Aug 17, 2007
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