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 Washingtons shaped an American identity through their encounters and relationships with Native Americans, enslaved Africans, and other Europeans, all struggling to find their place in this world.

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Washington's Birthday Celebration

Bring Washington's birthday celebration to your home. Find activities to do and share with the park as well as history and photos.

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

Current Conditions

Planning to visit the park? Check here for important information regarding our phased reopening approach, alerts, and closures.

Nature Trail

Things to Do

Explore the various recreational opportunities at the park.

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Discover the pet-friendly areas within park boundaries.

Memorial House Museum and Colonial Kitchen in the early winter

Virtually Explore the Park

Discover and learn about the history of the area through a self-guided tour, virtual activities, and more.

Be a Junior Ranger

Be a Junior Ranger

Learn and explore Junior Ranger opportunities.

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Photos & Multimedia

Browse our photo collection and videos to discover more about the park.

Last updated: February 18, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1732 Popes Creek Road
Colonial Beach, VA 22443


(804) 224-1732 x227

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