George Washington Birthplace National Monument

George Washington Birthplace National Monument

George Washington Birthplace National Monument
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Historic Sites • Monuments & Statues
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Arthur G
Endicott, NY736 contributions
May 2022
Well maintained site. Colonial style gardens with gardeners willing to share information about the plants. Reconstructed home was not open to public. Some farm animals. View of the River. Highlight was the Archeological excavation which was in progress. Seeing actual parts of George Washington's homestead being uncovered was thrilling.
Written 16 October 2022
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ZeelandScoutMom
Ottawa County, MI805 contributions
Sep 2022
This was our second visit to George Washington's Birthplace. This time we didn't tour the home. This is not the real home Washington was born. More than likely he was born in a more humble dwelling. Excavating was being done where the original house was located. Very nice grounds with scenic views. The Rangers are very knowledgable and helpful.
Written 2 October 2022
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Patricia F
Richmond, VA72 contributions
Aug 2022
You should know up front this is not the house he was born in, but one built to commemorate his birth. The ranger did a great job of describing it, and you should make sure to arrive to take advantage of the ranger tour. Lovely location, great picnic grounds and a beach.
Written 21 August 2022
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Grace
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May 2022 • Couples
Beautiful and well-maintained historic landmark. It is near the Pope Creek so very scenic view through all directions; It also has livestocks and picnic areas. Amazing gift shop and very friendly staff there. It is free admission to join the guided tour. Our tour guide Dustin is very knowledgeable about history and gave us a well-informed tour.
Written 22 May 2022
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corkyc988
New Jersey120 contributions
Mar 2022
In our quest to visit as many national parks/monuments, we decided to stop here on our journey down to Williamsburg. We knew, prior to arriving, that there was little at the park that dates back to the days of Washington. And all the rangers were very clear that the house was not the "Washington" house and that was also quite evident in the house displays. We started at the visitor center with the movie, which had some fine scenery but did not share a lot about the history of the Washington family. The walk along the creek to the house was beautiful (even the day that we were there when the weather was not fully cooperative) and the ranger was informative and pleasant. On our walk back, it was easy to imagine young George Washington skipping through the fields.

We also explored the tour ride which included driving down to the river beach. If you happen to have a lunch, there were several places that you could sit and enjoy. The creek walkway to the house was easy to maneuver (even for my elderly Mom) and it looked that there were some great hiking trails.

Be sure to ask about the upcoming archeological dig, we plan to follow it virtually.

For history buffs, it is worth a stop.
Written 31 March 2022
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Kathleen D
37 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
It is a picturesque place to visit but was a little disappointed to find out that the house is not the actual house where he lived. To the side of the house there is a possible area that us marked where the Washington house may have been. Apparently there will be more research done to determine the location. Upon arriving my husband and I were the only ones there. We attended a movie about the site and we were disappointed in the content. It showed more of a scenic view of the area rather than being informative. We booked a tour for the house and while we waited a lady arrived who also wanted to take the tour. The gentleman informed her that she would need to wait until after our tour, which woukd have been another half hour wait for her. We told him that we were OK for her to join us. He said no that she couldn't join our group. We felt that this was really silly to make her wait when our group, of 2, was small, but he wouldn't allow her to join us. Silly!
Written 8 March 2022
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JKLS72
Waldorf, MD151 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Enjoyed our visit to George Washington’s birthplace. Our tour of the Memorial House Museum by Dustin the park ranger was excellent. Learning the history of the area and the challenge of determining the actual location where Washington was born is so interesting. Enjoyed being able to walk around the property and getting a sense of where Washington was born. If your a history buff, this is a must visit. We spent about two hours here and were able to see everything we wanted.
Written 31 January 2022
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Wulf W
21 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Great park featuring colonial history and a look at the life of young George Washington's life. Trails, gardens, period buildings, livestock and a great staff make this a great spot. We visited 3 times while in the area. Great hiking trails and picnic area as well
Written 8 November 2021
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tomsaint11
Los Angeles, CA61 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
This free national monument is expansive. There is a visitor center; numerous outbuildings; several trails; access to the water; representative animals and crops from the period. The road network is several miles long. On September 28th, when we visited, almost no one was here.

However, the lack of people included park personnel. The visitor center was closed, although all the bathrooms were open. The sheep and some of the property was poorly cared for.

Unfortunately, there is very little left that is authentic. There are no original building, although Washington’s birth house is outlined on the ground. Even the graveyard and remains were redone in the 1930’s.

Nevertheless, my wife and I spent most of the day here, enjoying the trails, picnic area, and open spaces. With this giant park to ourselves, it was a perfect way to spend the day. I think as a family destination or learning tool, it has limited usefulness. Beware that the trees along the many roads are not trimmed; consequently, even driving down the middle of the road, we took some significant scrapes on our RV.
Written 28 September 2021
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Gary E
Allegan, United States116 contributions
Sep 2021
While the exact location of Washington's birth home is not known yet, this creation of a typical upper-middle class home and farm does a nice job giving a sense of history. It is in a nice setting and we enjoyed walking the area and visiting the buildings. The memorial house was open so we were able to to view the four rooms of the house containing period pieces and some recreations. Our tour guide did a nice job with the basics of the family history. We followed the tour with a visit to the Washington family cemetery a short distance away. Overall a good trip.
Written 25 September 2021
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