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George Washington Birthplace National Monument

1732 Popes Creek Rd, Colonial Beach, VA 22443-5115
+1 804-224-1732
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Beautiful glimpse into the past

The property was beautiful, and information was plentiful. Although you will not see the actual... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
TMC556
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Virginia Beach
via mobile
Nicely preserved

This is a very well preserved park. Nice walkways. Lots of shady places to sit and park. Well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
janelle h
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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A National Monument is the site where four generations of Washingtons lived.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“memorial house” (17 reviews)
“pope's creek” (18 reviews)
“working farm” (13 reviews)
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1732 Popes Creek Rd, Colonial Beach, VA 22443-5115
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The property was beautiful, and information was plentiful. Although you will not see the actual structure into which Washington was born, there is an archaeological outline of the original structure. The “memorial house” is a lovely replica of a stately furnished home from the time...More

Thank TMC556
RangerMel, Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Yesterday was a beautiful day to be in the park and we're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you so much for taking time to leave feedback!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very well preserved park. Nice walkways. Lots of shady places to sit and park. Well informed ranger and nice guided tour.

Thank janelle h
RangerMel, Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for leaving a review. So glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an out-of-the-way site and seldom visited, but it is a real gem for those who like early American history and want a chance to know more about our Founding Fathers. We were the only ones there on a beautiful autumn day with temperatures...More

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RangerMel, Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to write so eloquently about your visit to George Washington Birthplace National Monument. You really captured the spirit of the park and we're delighted you enjoyed your time here. Please come see us again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spend the whole day at no cost! Take a walk back in time and see this working farm as it was when George Washington was a boy!

Thank Caryn S
RangerMel, General Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for visiting and taking time to leave feedback!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Such a well maintained national park service site with no charge to get in is certainly worth a stop. Linger around this farm and see where George Washington learned his love of agriculture. Washington's family tree is well explained here as you note that he...More

Thank Cakes77
RangerMel, Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks so much for taking time to let others know more about the park!

Reviewed September 18, 2017

We were not aware of this site, but saw the sign while traveling between Belle Grove & Stratford Hall. Since we had been to Mt. Vernon day before, we figured getting some background on Washington's early years would be nice. Stopped at the Visitor Center...More

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RangerMel, General Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2017

Thank you so much for bringing your experience to our attention. We greatly appreciate you taking time to offer feedback at the front desk and also leaving it here on Trip Advisor. I have forwarded your comments to the appropriate supervisor. We strive to create...More

Reviewed August 20, 2017

Went on a Sunday, midday, and saw only a handful of other people. The grounds were immaculate and include a replica house, barn, workshop, cookhouse, garden, visitor center, a few trails, stunning scenery of the Potomac, and farm animals (cows and pigs). The highlight was...More

Thank Brittany_11_10
RangerMel, Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Thank you so much for taking time to comment on your recent trip to George Washington Birthplace! You pointed out two visitor favorites about this place: the scenery and the farm animals. The views of Popes Creek are pretty darn good, too, and we also...More

Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Was nearby on business and decided to find something to do for a few hours. If you are in the D.C. area you must stop and see this historic national park. The guided tour at the memorial house was the best tour I have ever...More

Thank James D
RangerMel, Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Thank you so much for taking time to come down from DC! So glad you enjoyed the tour and your time here.

Reviewed August 14, 2017

The grounds of this place is well kept. Very nice day trip with alot of info avail. The welcome center closes at 5 & behind it is GW house, but the doors stay lock. The bridge behind the house is nice to cross. Wear comfortable...More

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RangerMel, Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Thanks so much for leaving feedback about your visit and for pointing out what we feel (aside from being the birthplace of GW) is one of the very best reasons to visit---quiet. The peace and tranquility of the site offer a refreshing getaway from some...More

Reviewed August 12, 2017

This spot is kind of off-the-beaten-path, but it was worth the excursion to George Washingon's birthplace. It is a beautiful area on the edge of the Potomac River. They give guided tours of a replica of Washington's childhood home. I learned a few things about...More

Thank Valerie C
RangerMel, Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

Thank you so much for taking time to leave feedback about your visit. We sincerely appreciate it and are so glad you enjoyed your time here.

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