History & Culture

George Washington Birthplace National Monument preserves the heart of the Washingtons' lands in America. John Washington, the immigrant, arrived in Westmoreland County in 1657, and settled near Bridges Creek. Generations of Washingtons lived on these lands and established a legacy of public service, leadership, and love of the land. The rich legacy of the Washingtons would culminate with George Washington's achievements as the "Father of Our Country."
Cover of George Washington Birthplace by J. Paul Hudson

George Washington Birthplace by J. Paul Hudson, 1956.

Cover of Wakefield by Roy Edgar Appleman
Wakefield by Roy Edgar Appleman, 1940
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Last updated: April 29, 2019

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