Basic Information

1732 Popes Creek Road
Colonial Beach, VA 22443

George Washington Birthplace is located off two miles from Virginia state route 3 on Virginia state route 204. The park is located 38 miles east of Fredericksburg and 10 miles from Colonial Beach.

January- early March

Visitor Center- Open Wednesdays-Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visitor Center closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, although most of the park is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Early March- December

Visitor Center and Historic Area- Open seven days, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The rest of the park is open from 9:00 a.m. until dusk.

For more information regarding operating hours, please call the park at 804-224-1732.

 

Park Operating Hours

The park is open seven days a week from 9:00-5:00. The park will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

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George Washington Birthplace can be very warm and humid in the summer months and cold and dry in the winter. Spring and fall are the best seasons to visit.

Entrance Fees:

Free Entrance - $0.00

The park has no entrance fee

January- early March

Visitor Center- Open Wednesdays-Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visitor Center closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Early March- December

Visitor Center and Historic Area- Open seven days, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 
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NPS

Welcome to the main informational page for the national park that preserves the birthplace of America's "Founding Father."

Bordered by the Potomac River to its north, the Chesapeake Bay to the east, and the Rappahannock River to the south, the park is located in Westmoreland County, part of the historic and bucolic Northern Neck. This area is the birthplace of three future United States presidents, and the only two brothers to sign the Declaration of Independence and is rich in natural and cultural history awaiting your exploration!

Use the following pages to orient yourself to safely make the most out of your visit here to George Washington's Birthplace. Each season brings another reason to visit and trace the first footsteps of the future American hero.

During Daylight Savings Time, certain sections of the park have extended hours. If you are interested in walking, biking, sightseeing, bird-watching, or just being near the water, the national monument has something for you! Use the following pages to learn about how you can best do, safely, the activities mentioned above.

No matter what time of year you visit, please stop at the Visitor Center first to hear the most updated park information. Enjoy your visit to George Washington Birthplace National Monument!

Last updated: April 20, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1732 Popes Creek Road
Colonial Beach, VA 22443

Phone:

(804) 224-1732 x227

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