George Washington Birthplace National Monument
George Washington Birthplace is located in Westmoreland County on Virginia's "Northern Neck," the peninsula formed by the Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers as they flow into the Chesapeake Bay. George Washington Birthplace National Monument evokes the spirit of the 18th century Virginia tobacco farm. The historic area buildings, groves of trees, livestock, gardens, rivers and creeks were the earliest scenes of Washington's childhood and the kind of surroundings in which he reached maturity. Here at George Washington's Birthplace we interpret the childhood setting which greatly influenced the formative years of George Washington. The park has 538 acres.
The park is open daily, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; except Christmas and New Year's Days. Summer months are hot and humid, wear lightweight clothing. Winters are cold with occasional snow and ice, dress warmly. Admission fee is $2.00 per person, age 17 years and older.
Getting to the Park - George Washington Birthplace is on the Potomac River 38 miles east of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and is accessible via Virginia Route 3 and Virginia Route 204.
Visitor Center/Exhibits - Washington family history, exhibits of Washington family artifacts, and a 14-minute film.
Trails, Roads - Park facilities include the historic birthplace home site, the colonial farm area, burial grounds, hiking trails and beach.
Programs/Activities - Regularly scheduled guided tours with costumed park rangers are available.
Food is available through vending and soda machines only. A bookstore adjacent to the visitor center is operated by the George Washington Birthplace National Memorial Association.
Accessibility - The park is handicapped accessible.
Reservations/Permits - Reservations are required for educational groups and other tour groups. Special use permits are required for delineated activities, call (804) 224-1732.
SPECIAL EVENTS, PROGRAMS: - Yearly, George Washington's Birthday is celebrated on President's Day and on the actual birthday (February 22nd) with special colonial activities for the day. Christmas at Popes Creek is celebrated with a candlelight open house. A calendar of special activities is available by writing or calling the park.
Towns and Attractions Nearby
Places of interest ten miles east of the park include: Westmoreland State Park and Stratford Hall (Robert E. Lee's Birthplace). Ten miles west of the park are Ingleside Winery and the Westmoreland Berry Farm.
1732 Popes Creek Road
Washington's Birthplace, VA 22443-9688
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication
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