Getting Ready for 2016
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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Congress established George Washington Birthplace National Monument, in part, to preserve a working 18th century Virginia Tidewater plantation. However..... Read more
On Saturday, August 17th, demonstrations and static displays by the Rappahannock Tribe served to remind us that people inhabited the Virginia Tidewater area long before Europeans arrived. Read more
Visitors can now experience blacksmithing, weaving, and open-hearth cooking even when volunteers and staff are not present to actually perform these activities. How you may ask? Read more
In agreement with Caledon State Park (VA) and the Chesapeake Bay Office, the park had the opportunity to host 10 YCC girls and 3 leaders. Their main direction of work here at George Washington Birthplace was to work on the shoreline erosion and vista clearing around the Visitor Center and part of the historic area trail. Read more
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
Did You Know?
Except for a trip to Barbados as a youth, George Washington never left what eventually became the United States of America