• In Bloom at the Birthplace

    George Washington Birthplace

    National Monument Virginia

Ranger Guided

How Math and Science Changed George Washington's Life
6th - 7th grade
35 Students Maximum
Length: 2 hours
Students become 18th century land surveyors, using the math, geometry, and science skills they learn in class to conduct a survey at the park using historical instruments.
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The Washingtons in Chesapeake History
3rd - 5th grade
65 Students Maximum
Program Length: 1 hour 30 minutes
Students travel back in time with hands-on activities in the tobacco fields and balancing the merchant ledger to experience Colonial Virginia, life on a tobacco plantation and George Washington.
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You Can Be Like George Washington
2nd - 5th grade
65 Students Maximum
Program Length: 1 hour 30 minutes
Students learn character education traits through George Washington's own experiences as a young man facing some of the same problems as young people today.
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When George Washington Was a Child
Kindergarten - 2nd grade
65 Students Maximum
Program Length: 1 hour 30 minutes
Students engage in hands-on activities as they compare everyday colonial life in Virginia with their lives today at Washington's birthsite.
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Chesapeake Bay Living Map
2nd - 4th grade
35 Students Maximum
Presented in the school classroom
Hands-on activities with a large format canvas floor map help students understand how natural resources affect cultural resources.
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How Most of the Plantation Lived: Slavery at the Washingtons' Farm
Presented in the park, or in the school classroom
3rd - 5th grade
35 Students Maximum
Students explore daily life on a colonial tobacco plantation through hands-on activities in the tobacco field and African instruments and other lifeways.
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Other Education Programs Offered

Colonial Open House

Available 1st two weeks of June only

Any grade, no maximum number of students

Explore George Washington's birthplace and colonial style buildings. Self-guided. Costumed interpreters present living history between 9:30 and 1:00 with advanced reservations.

Did You Know?

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Members of five generations of the Washington family, including George Washington's father, grandfather, and great-grandfather are buried at George Washington's Birthplace National Monument.