George Washington Birthplace National Monument

In 1732, George Washington was born on a tobacco plantation in Virginia on the banks of Pope's Creek. The George Washington Birthplace National Monument takes you back to a time before Washington was a renowned general and the first President of the United States. Tour the Colonial Revival buildings to see costumed actors going about daily life on the farm. With hiking trails, a sandy beach, and a beautiful picnic area to explore, it's easy to spend a full day at the monument.

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Things To Do Near George Washington Birthplace National Monument

History comes to life at the George Washington Birthplace National Monument; after a stop in the visitor center, walk over to the historic area to see what life was like on a farm in the 1700s. Experience George Washington's childhood stomping grounds on the park's hiking trails and sandy Potomac River beach. A variety of small communities lie within a 10-mile radius; enjoy the scenic drive through the countryside as you explore small-town shops and restaurants.

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How To Get To George Washington Birthplace National Monument

To get to George Washington Birthplace National Monument, take I-95 south from Washington, D.C., or north from Richmond. When you reach Fredericksburg, head east on Kings Highway (VA-3). At Wakefield Corner, turn northeast onto VA-204; the park is less than 2 miles down the road.

Address

1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach, VA 22443

Fee: Entry fee $0

Travel back hundreds of years in time at the George Washington Birthplace National Monument. From the working farm to the beautiful Virginia countryside, the park is fascinating for history buffs and outdoor adventurers alike. An RV is a great way to maximize your time outdoors; camp by the Potomac any time of year.