Walking in Washington's Footsteps

In the heart of the Northern Neck of Virginia stands a tribute to America’s founding father, George Washington. Although only here a short time, the ideas that Washington learned here, helped shape the man he would become and forever alter the destiny of the United States of America.

The colonial garden as it appeared in 1936

Colonial Garden at GW Birthplace

The colonial garden highlighted plants, herbs and flowers the Washington's would have used in the 18th century

Every year we welcome more animals to the Birthplace of George Washington

Calves at the Birthplace

Some of our heritage breed animals here at the park.

Our two heritage breed oxen looking for a handout

Lewis and Clark stare at the camera

Lewis and Clark are Red Devon Oxen, descended from the stock the Washington's used in the 18th century

Freezing Temperatures at Popes Creek Plantation

Frozen Popes Creek

Virginia freezing in winter? Yep, sometimes it does and this is what it looks like.

Eagles hanging around the park visitor center

Eagles at the Birthplace

What more appropriate sight than to see bald eagles at the birthplace of George Washington?

Last updated: April 10, 2019

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