George Washington Birthplace National Monument

Overview

People have made the pilgrimage to the birthplace of George Washington since 1815. Visitors from all over the world have come to see where the first President of the United States was born. Today this 550-acre park memorializes George Washington and the place of his birth. The park includes: Visitor Center; the brick foundation of the house where he was born; the Washington family cemetery where George's father, grandfather, and great-grandfather are buried; the historical area with the Memorial House, kitchen, and typical plantation surroundings; the picnic grounds with a nature trail; and the Potomac River beach area. Here, in these sublime surroundings, one can sense the character and spirit of the great whole man.

Map

Seasonality / Weather

The spring and fall are the best seasons to visit Virginia. Summers are hot and humid for most of the day and evening.

Directions

Driving: 

From Fredericksburg/I-95:

Exit I-95 at Exit 130A and continue onto Route 3 East. Follow Route 3 East for 38 miles. Look for Route 204, which is on the left. After turning down Route 204, entrance to park is approximately 2 miles. Turn right at traffic circle for Visitor Center entrance.

From Route 301:

Follow Route 3 East approximately 12 miles. Take the left at Route 204.After turning down Route 204, entrance to park is approximately 2 miles. Turn right at traffic circle for Visitor Center entrance.

From Route 360:

Follow George Washington Birthplace signs out of Warsaw, VA. Take Route 3 West approximately 22 miles. Take the right at Route 204. After turning down Route 204, entrance to park is approximately 2 miles. Turn right at traffic circle for Visitor Center entrance.

For GPS Devices:

For GPS devices please use the following address:

1732 Popes Creek Road

Colonial Beach, VA 22443