Birth and Rebirth

Established to honor the 200th birthday of the first president of the United States, the Birthplace represents more than a century of local, state, and national efforts to memorialize Washington. The essence of George Washington's story at the site, however, does not reside in wood and brick, rather it is in the land and people of Virginia's Tidewater, which forever shaped Washington's life.

The Historic Area as it appeared from the air in 1933

Virtually Explore the Park

View of the Memorial House Museum, Colonial Kitchen, and Colonial Revival Garden as it appeared from the air in 1933

Historic photo of the monument from the 1930s

Things to Do

Discover various opportunities at your park.

Looking across Popes Creek to the Historic Area

Operating Hours and Seasons

Check out our seasonal hours as they vary.

George Washington Birthplace National Monument entrance sign

Things to Know

Learn what you need to know before you arrive.

Ranger in 1930s attire

Ranger Guided Programs

Experience interactive tours with a ranger!

Youth wearing colonial attire in colonial kitchen

Kids and Youth

Discover ways to learn about and explore park.

Every year the park has a variety of special events that it showcases.

Special Events at the Park

The park offers a variety of events that it showcases.

Last updated: May 15, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1732 Popes Creek Road
Colonial Beach, VA 22443


(804) 224-1732 x227

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