• In Bloom at the Birthplace

    George Washington Birthplace

    National Monument Virginia

For Kids

Heritage livestock and fowl may be viewed daily in the Living Colonial Farm.

Special events feature costumed interpreters performing craft and chore demonstrations.

The Junior Ranger program consists of several activities which must be completed while exploring the historic area. Activities are designed for ages 5 - 8 and 8 - 12. The booklet may be acquired in the Visitor Center. Upon completion of the activities, the Ranger badge will be awarded in the Visitor Center.

*For other fun NPS Ranger activities, check out WebRangers at:

http://www.nps.gov/webrangers/ *

A Scout Patch program is currently unavailable. The park is currently working to redo the questionnaire. In the interim the Junior Ranger booklet is being used to fulfil the criteria for the patch. The Popes Creek Historic Trail patch is available for purchase in the Book Store and Gift Shop.

Education programs are curriculum based and reflect the Virginia and Maryland Standards of Learning. Several Parks-As-Classroom programs are available including "How Math and Science Changed George Washington's Life" with a surveying exercise for middle school students. Click here for details about our education programs.

The Heritage 4H Club is a special opportunity for youth to learn about history, present living history demonstrations, learn colonial craft skills, and enjoy activities with other youth.

Did You Know?

fancy calligraphy signature of John Washington on greyish wine bottle

George Washington Birthplace National Monument includes the site of the second farm of George Washington’s great-grandfather John Washington who immigrated to America in 1656. More...