George Washington Birthplace National Monument
Washington’s Birthplace, VA
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Brief Description:

People have made the pilgrimage to the birthplace of George George Washington was America’s first and greatest hero. During the Revolution, he turned undisciplined militia into the victorious army at Yorktown. Under his leadership, the Constitutional Convention forged a people’s government that has lasted over two hundred years. With a keen sense of history, he executed his presidency knowing that he was setting the model for future presidents. And, most remarkably of all, he willingly gave up power.

Located in the Northern Neck of Virginia, 38 miles east of Fredericksburg on Virginia Route 3, George Washington Birthplace National Monument preserves the heart of Augustine Washington’s plantation, the 17th century homesite of the immigrant John Washington, and the Washington Family Burial Ground.

George Washington’s Birthplace contains a Memorial House and dependencies constructed in 1931 near the site of the original Washington home. Here, in the peace and beauty of this place untouched by time, the staunch character of our hero comes to the imagination.

Location / Directions: The Park located on Route 204 off Route 3. The park is 38 miles east of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and I-95
Driving Directions
Address: George Washington Birthplace National Monument
1732 Popes Creek Road
Washington’s Birthplace, VA 22443
Phone: (804) 224-1732

A visitor center provides a museum including artifacts recovered from the original home, a 14-minute film, the Book Store and Gift Shop, and restrooms. Park Ranger programs are presented daily at the site of the original house. Colonial costumed interpretation is provided seasonally by volunteers. The Living Colonial Farm features old breed livestock, fowl and tobacco, in season. The park offers several special events throughout the year. Curriculum based educational programs are available for school groups.p>

Birding and Wildlife Viewing Educational Programs Fishing Picnicking Tours / Walking Tours

Operating Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. The Park is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and New Years Day. Visitation is highest in Summer. School group visits are highest in April and May.
Fees: $4.00 entrance fee per person; those 16 and under are free. National Park Pass, Golden Eagle, Golden Age and Golden Access passports are accepted or may be acquired in the visitor center.
Visitor Facilities: Visitor Center/Exhibits; Memorial House and plantation out-buildings; interpretive wayside exhibits; Washington Family cemetery; picnic area; nature trail.
Size: 550 acres
Accessibility: The park is fully accessible to people who use wheelchairs.

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