Traveling Around the Area
The Mount Vernon and Lee Magisterial Districts are located along the shores of the Potomac River, just minutes from our nations capital in northern Virginia. The districts are in the southeast corner of Fairfax County, about 7 miles south of Washington, DC.
Mount Vernon and Lee residents enjoy easy access to the entire Washington metropolitan area, with three major airports, two Amtrak stations, and several major interstate highways nearby.
Washington, D.C., is only 7 miles away via the George Washington Parkway, U.S. Highway 1, I-395, or I-95. Mount Vernon is accessed from I-95 by taking Exit 161 and following U.S. Highway 1 north. From the Capital Beltway (I-495), which encircles the District of Columbia, northern Virginia, and parts of Maryland, take Exit 1 and follow U.S. Highway 1 south.
Metrorail, a safe and convenient subway system, offers access to most destinations in the metropolitan area. Local stations are located in Huntington, Springfield, and Old Town, Alexandria. Metro officials are on site at each station to provide security and rider assistance. Maps are available at the stations and at the Visitor Center at the office of the Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce on Richmond Highway.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is just north of Alexandria on the George Washington Parkway. Many hotels in the area provide free shuttle service to this facility. Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Airport are 60 minutes from Alexandria.
For passenger rail service, Amtrak maintains a station in Lorton, 6 miles south of Mount Vernon on I-95, and in Old Town Alexandrias Union Station.
Regional bus service is provided by the Fairfax County Connector Bus. The service is operated by the Fairfax County Department of Transportation.
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