The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and the entire year was quite a celebration! Throughout 2016, hundreds of millions of you ventured out to Find Your Park-learning, discovering, getting inspired, or simply having fun in national parks. Thank you for joining us!
The Find Your Park party will continue in 2017 as we invite you to continue your own journey to discover national parks and public lands. Share your stories at FindYourPark.com (and EncuentraTuParque.com) and with #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque on social media.
National parks across the system engaged in a variety of activities to prepare for and celebrate the centennial. George Washington Birthplace National Monument was a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we did and join us as the National Park Service enters a new century in 2017!
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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