National Harbor was founded on George Washington’s vision to create a thriving city of trade, culture and government on the banks of the Potomac River. Located just across the water from his Mount Vernon estate, National Harbor is exactly that: a destination that offers people a place to appease every need.
Modeled after the vision of a founding father.
A guided tour through our history.
National Harbor is situated at the start of the South Potomac Heritage Corridor; a 10-mile stretch of the Potomac River that extends to the south of the Washington DC metro area. It ends at National Colonial Farm on the Maryland side of the river, and at George Washington’s Mount Vernon on the Virginia side.