• In Bloom at the Birthplace

    George Washington Birthplace

    National Monument Virginia

History & Culture

George Washington Birthplace National Monument preserves the heart of the Washingtons' lands in America. John Washington, the immigrant, arrived in Westmoreland County in 1657, and settled near Bridges Creek. Generations of Washingtons lived on these lands and established a legacy of public service, leadership, and love of the land. The rich legacy of the Washingtons would culminate with George Washington's achievements as the "Father of Our Country."
 

George Washington Birthplace by J. Paul Hudson, 1956.

 
Cover of 1941 park handbook

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George Washington Birthplace National Monument Handbook, 1941
 
Wakefield by Roy Edgar Appleman, 1940
 
 
 
 
 
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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.