George Washington’s Distillery

Location

George Washington’s Distillery at Historic Mount Vernon
5514 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
22309 Alexandria , VA
United States
Phone: (703) 780-2000
Virginia US
  • George Washington’s Distillery, Alexandria, VA
    George Washington’s Distillery, Alexandria, VA
  • George Washington’s Distillery, Alexandria, VA
    Ian Gray's Painting of George Washington’s Distillery, Alexandria, VA
  • George Washington’s Distillery, Alexandria, VA
    George Washington’s Distillery, Alexandria, VA
  • George Washington’s Distillery, Alexandria, VA
    George Washington’s Distillery, Alexandria, VA
  • George Washington’s Distillery, Alexandria, VA
    George Washington’s Distillery, Alexandria, VA
  • George Washington’s Distillery, Alexandria, VA
    Inside the Gristmill at George Washington’s Distillery, Alexandria, VA
About: 

George Washington operated one of the largest whiskey distilleries in early America, producing 11,000 gallons in 1799. Archaeological and historical research was conducted on the property in 1997. The site of the Distillery was excavated by Mount Vernon’s archaeologists between 1999 and 2006. The reconstruction began in 2005 and was completed in 2007.

George Washington’s Distillery is the only distillery in the nation to demonstrate the process of whiskey making as it was carried out in 18th-century America. Together with Mount Vernon’s farm site, gristmill and education center, the Distillery teaches visitors about Washington’s entrepreneurial spirit and his innovative approach to making whiskey.

Hours and ticket info: 

Open April through October daily
HOURS: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Guests can also purchase admission online prior to their visit.

Closest Airports: 

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) (45 minutes)
Reagan National Airport (DCA) (30 minutes)

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