ALEXANDRIA, VA – When the coronavirus pandemic arrived in Alexandria earlier this year, nearly everything shut down by governor’s order. That included one of the city’s biggest tourist attractions: George Washington’s Mount Vernon.
With Northern Virginia having entered the second phase of reopening and less restrictions in place, Mount Vernon will open to visitors on Sunday, June 21.
That is certainly exciting news. But it will be a gradual reopening, similar to Governor Ralph S. Northam’s (D-VA) “Forward Virginia” plan.
In what the Estate calls “Level I,” visitors will be restricted to outside areas. This includes Washington’s Tomb, the east lawn, and the historic gardens.
The Mount Vernon Inn’s food truck will be on hand to serve food and beverages. It will be parked on a 10-acre field to ensure that social distancing protocols are followed. That way each visitor can have a safe and enjoyable time.