The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. George Washington Birthplace National Monument is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
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A special event to honor America's military veterans concluding with the music of a U.S. Army band at the birthplace of the first Commander-in-Chief. Read more
In late May the park donated computers to the local school district to aid in their continuing move to provide more technology for their students. In addition, the park made inroads into the sizeable Hispanic population that resides in Westmoreland County, the same county George Washington Birthplace National Monument is located in. Read more
Reevaluating archaeology of the birthplace of George Washington to better understand the history of the site and the Washington family. Read more
With hands-on programs and living history we immersed another generation of visitors in the cultural heritage of the Tidewater area of Virginia. Read more