A Place of History and Natural Beauty

George Washington Birthplace National Monument is located in the Northern Neck of Virginia. It encompasses 551 acres of the former Popes Creek Plantation, the American ancestral home of the Washington Family where George Washington was born. In addition to a Colonial Revival farm, burial ground, visitor center, and historic structures, the park also has picnic grounds and a public beach.

View of Popes Creek on sunny day outlined with fall colors on trees

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White obelisk, surrounded by trees, rising above a grassy slope

Plan Your Visit

Start here for park hours, driving directions, and a park map.

Memorial House Museum and Colonial Kitchen in the early winter

Virtually Explore the Park

Discover the history of George Washington Birthplace through a self-guided tour, virtual activities, and more.

Loose gravel path with two people walking

Things to Do

From walking and exploring, to fishing and picnicking, there are many things to do during a visit to George Washington Birthplace.

Be a Junior Ranger

Be a Junior Ranger

Complete activities around the park to become a George Washington Birthplace Junior Ranger!

white craftshop and wooden tobacco barn

Photos & Multimedia

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Josephine sitting in the chair looking at us

Josephine Wheelwright Rust

Josephine Wheelwright Rust founded the Wakefield National Memorial Association and assisted in the design of George Washington Birthplace.

2 story, brick Memorial House Museum

The Memorial House Museum

Learn about the decade-long effort to build a Memorial House honoring George Washington at his birthplace.

Construction of the Colonial Kitchen and the Memorial House Museum

Colonial Revival at the Birthplace

Learn about the development of Washington's Birthplace during the Colonial Revival era of the 1920s.

Last updated: November 3, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

1732 Popes Creek Road
Colonial Beach, VA 22443


804 224-1732 x227

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