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 land where seven generations of the Washington family lived and where George Washington was born in 1732. The park was also central to one of the earliest efforts to memorialize George Washington during the celebration of his bicentennial birth anniversary in 1932.

White obelisk, surrounded by trees and road with snow.
Plan Your Visit

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

Map of the park with pin for tour stops
Self-Guided Tour

Discover more information about some of the park's history and monuments through a self-guided tour.

Book cover, a map of the land at George Washington Birthplace
2023 Historic Resource Study

A resource study focusing on land history, family history, and labor history, including the histories and identities of enslaved people.

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Park Podcast

Join us on this exciting new podcast series as we explore the history, mystery, and monuments of the park.

A ranger leading a group into the Memorial House Museum on a public tour.
Ranger Programs

Ranger-guided programs give visitors an in-depth look into the stories of the park and the people that lived on the land for generations.

Be a Junior Ranger
Be a Junior Ranger

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

Young man fishing in the surf at the Potomac River Beach.
Fishing in the Park

Know before you go fishing on the Potomac River or Popes Creek at the monument.

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.

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Potomac River Beach

Tips for a safe and enjoyable visit to the Potomac River Beach

A Picnic Area and Pavillion
Picnic Area and Pavilion

Enjoy a relaxing picnic or rent a pavilion for special occasions.

Last updated: June 11, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

1732 Popes Creek Road
Colonial Beach, VA 22443


804 224-1732 x227

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