As we celebrate our nation’s leaders on this holiday, today Reston Limousine features some of more popular as well as the lesser known presidential homes that you can tour in the DC area.
The most obvious residence is one that you’ll have to enjoy from the comforts of our tour bus unless you’ve made arrangements in advance through your congressman. The White House is one of the many monuments and landmarks you’ll view on our four-hour nightly tour of the nation’s capital, and we even pick you up and drop you off at your hotel!
If you’d prefer to take your tours private, consider a trip that would include these stops:
George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens, about 8 miles south of Old Town Alexandria in Virginia. There, you can view the first president’s mansion, stroll through his gardens and working farm, and pay homage to the George and Martha Washington, who are enshrined in a tomb on the grounds. Don’t miss the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center and Ford Orientation Center, which include 25 new theaters and galleries, more than 500 original artifacts, and an immersion theater. For more information, visit ww.mountvernon.org.
Opened to the public for the first time in 2008, President Lincoln’s Cottage in northwest DC served as his family home for a quarter of his presidency. Located on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home campus, the cottage underwent a $15 million restoration by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Private and specialty group tours are available; for more information, visit www.lincolncottage.org.
The home of our 28th president, Woodrow Wilson, also happens to be DC’s only presidential museum. Wilson’s 1915 Georgian Revival home in the Kalorama section remains much as it was when he lived there. For a calendar of special events, including the March 8 celebration of International Women’s Day, visit www.woodrowwilsonhouse.org.
To reserve your seat on our nightly Washington DC tours or to book a vehicle for your private Presidential Homes tour, visit www.restonlimo.com.