Virtual Self-Guided Tour

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Virtual Self-Guided Park Map

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Numbers from the the park map correspond to the stops below. Each of the stops below are titled with the area of where to read the stop information.

 
Stop 1: The Birthplace Monument

Stop 1: The Birthplace Monument

Learn more about the history surrounding the Birthplace Monument.

Sunset over Popes Creek

Stop 2: Along Popes Creek

Discover how Native Americans and the Washingtons adapted to the area around Popes Creek.

Historic image of the colonial kitchen and memorial house museum being built

Stop 3: Historic Area

Read about the Colonial Revival movement that led to the creation of George Washington's birthplace.

Stop 4: Building X

Stop 4: Building X

Discover one of the park's greatest mysteries.

Stop 5: Colonial Revival Garden

Stop 5: Colonial Revival Garden

Read about the conflict regarding the design of the Colonial Revival Garden.

Blueprint of the Memorial House Museum

Stop 6: Memorial House Museum

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

John D. Rockefeller Jr.

Stop 7: Rockefeller Barn

Discover John D. Rockefeller Jr.'s involvement with the creation of the park.

Two horses in the snow in the pasture

Stop 8: Animal Pastures

Learn about the livestock in the park.

Illustration of ship

Stop 9: Near Burial Ground

The first Washington to come to the New World found an unexpected fortune.

The Washington Family Burial Ground

Stop 10: Washington Family Burial Ground

Discover the history of the Washington Family Burial Ground as it changed throughout the years.

Illustration of enslaved moving large barrels

Stop 11: Potomac River Beach

Learn about the Washington family and their involvement in Atlantic World trade from their wharf on the Potomac River.

The Log House 1930s interior

Stop 12: The Log House

Learn about the creation and troubled early years of the Log House.

Last updated: April 27, 2021

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