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George Washington Birthplace National Monument

1732 Popes Creek Road

George Washington was America’s first and greatest hero whose leadership was crucial to the establishment of the United States as an independent nation founded on the principles of personal liberty. George Washington Birthplace National Monument preserves the heart of the Washingtons’ plantation and the Washington Family Burial Ground. A Memorial House and dependencies were constructed in 1931 near the location 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.


Rebekah Vacca

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Nice park to visit. It’s doable in an hour or so. The memorial house is open for Ranger led tours. Just check with the visitor’s Center for when the next tour will be. The area is very peaceful and calm, much like Mt Vernon. There is also a nice picnic area with a pavilion and restrooms to the left of the entrance, along with a beach farther down. The picnic area, burial grounds, and beach are open until sunset. The bugs were in force one hot day, so recommend bug spray.

erin B

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Very nice!!! A variety of activities for all ages! You fan take the tour on your own or go with a guide! Staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the attractions. There is some walking so be prepared!! The grounds also include a picnic place, a beach, and the family's burial grounds. Very interesting!

Rachel B

Friday, July 13, 2018
The tour is free and amazing. Chris makes it personal and his knowledge flows allowing him to narrate in a way that's interesting. It was fun and I plan on definitely going back.

Fernando Sustaita

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Beautiful site and the ranger tour was great. It it awesome to learn from people who are excited and passionate about their job! You can definitely get a sense of how Washington was influenced.

Melissa Legg

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Really neat place to see. Free admission. Visitor center closes at 5pm. Nice walking trails.

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