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Guide for District Unit Leaders

Directions to Mount Vernon

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From the north along the GW Memorial Parkway:
Proceed south and then west from the Wilson Memorial Bridge along the George Washington Memorial Parkway for about eight miles.  After crossing Little Hunting Creek near Riverside Park, move into the left lane to proceed around the traffic circle at Mount Vernon.

From the north along US-1 and Mount Vernon Highway:
Proceed south from I-95 along US-1 (Richmond Highway) for about five miles. Just past a Wal-Mart and the Mount Vernon Multiplex cinemas, turn left to head south on Mount Vernon Highway (Va-235).  (Bear left at the intersection with Old Mount Vernon Highway (Va-623), staying on Mount Vernon Highway (Va-235).  Proceed until this road ends, turning left to proceed around the traffic circle at Mount Vernon.

From the west along along US-1 and Mount Vernon Memoral Highway:
Proceed east through Fort Belvoir along US-1 (Richmond Highway).  After passing the main gates and heading down a hill, turn right to head east on Mount Vernon Memorial Highway (Va-235) for about three miles to the traffic circle at Mount Vernon.

Accessing the Drop-Off and Pick-Up Points
at Mount Vernon

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From the three-way stop sign where the GW Memorial Parkway, Mount Vernon Highway, and the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway converge, go around the traffic circle almost half-way (passing the Main Gate to Mount Vernon on your right) and bear right to enter the public parking area.  Follow the directions of MVE staff to drop-off or pick-up campers.


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This site is provided as a service to Scouts and Scouters by the Colonial District, NCAC, BSA, which includes George Washington's Mount Vernon.  Although not an official site of the NCAC, BSA, or Mount Vernon, the site is maintained by Tom Baerwald, who has been appointed by the NCAC to direct the Mount Vernon Encampment, so information should be reasonably accurate.