Walking in Washington's Footsteps

In the heart of the Northern Neck of Virginia stands a tribute to America’s founding father, George Washington. Although only here a short time, the ideas that Washington learned here, helped shape the man he would become and forever alter the destiny of the United States of America.


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Living History Volunteer Opportunites

George Washington Birthplace National Monument volunteers give valuable assistance to all facets of park operations.

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Visit the Commemorative Area

The Memorial House and Colonial Kitchen were constructed in 1931 to evoke the home in which George Washington was born.

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Schedule of Events

From the sights and smells of an 18th century farm, to Native American heritage, to Revolutionary encampments, come check out the events at the park!

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