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Birthplace National Monument

Address: Mount Vernon, VA
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Tours that show visitors what life was like on a working plantation in the 1700s.
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English first
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103 reviews 103 reviews
19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Geo Washington birthplace. A large estate well kept. Informative museums. And his home is amazing A must see. Be sure and go to gristmill and distillery. A lot of walking accessible and worth it to to wharf and the barn.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The Park Service does a really good job with a short film as an introduction to the culture when Washington was growing up. The tour of the birthplace was informative and interesting while giving us better insight on what it would have been like to live during that time period.

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Northern Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The listing for this national monument is Mount Vernon, Virginia, but that's incorrect. The Washington Birthplace National Monument is located on Virginia's Northern Neck, near Colonial Beach and Westmoreland State Park. We spent about 90 minutes there, and could have stayed longer if not for the heat and humidity. There's a small visitor's center with a 14 minute video that... More

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,587 reviews 1,587 reviews
882 attraction reviews
1,502 helpful votes 1,502 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This is a free National Monument that is a lovely spot with much history about George Washington and his family. He was born here and lived here until he was 4 years old. The orginal house no longer exists, but you can see the foundation outline of the home where he was born. In the visitors center there is a... More

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Eastern NC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We loved the environment of the Birthplace. The gift "shop" was compact but had many choices. The ground were very neat and we especially enjoyed the memorial house. We didn't get to the family cemetary but we'll do that on a future visit. Staff were great.

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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97 reviews 97 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

For anyone interested in the life and times of George Washington this is a must- see, but be warned that there just isn't much to see. Considering that it is a rather long way from anywhere else, you have to really be interested to make the trip worth while.

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Virginia Beach
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

We had no idea what to expect especially when we drove down a lonely road and came upon a small scale version of the Washington Monument. We were pleasantly surprised though to find a very well thought out park that had places to picnic, interesting history, a museum, lovely roads canopied with trees and a great view of the Potomac... More

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Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Very pretty birthplace of George Washington. On the water. Bring good walking shoes.

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