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George Washington Birthplace National Monument

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Address: 1732 Popes Creek Rd, Colonial Beach, VA 22443-5115
Phone Number: +1 804-224-1732
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A National Monument is the site where four generations of Washingtons...

A National Monument is the site where four generations of Washingtons lived.

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Beautiful nature setting along with history.

Our park ranger was really into his message. It was almost like being back in Washington's time. We actually came back the next afternoon as time had cut our visit short-got to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our park ranger was really into his message. It was almost like being back in Washington's time. We actually came back the next afternoon as time had cut our visit short-got to talk with that park ranger and had the opportunity to tell him what a wonderful job he had done. Movie on site was also very well done and... More 

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Thank George A C
RangerMel, Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this review

Our rangers are very passionate about the park and about history, in general. We're so glad you enjoyed your time here and are delighted you came back the next afternoon. We hope you'll visit us again in the future! More 

Lancaster, Virginia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful setting and the grounds were immaculate! The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We were also able to see Heritage breed horses, oxen, pigs and sheep similar to what would have been here during George's childhood. Make the time to watch the video, very informative!

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Thank Dstudder
RangerMel, Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting the park and for leaving feedback! The weather has been wonderful lately and beautiful fall colors are at their peak. It's the perfect time of year to be here. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back to see us! More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful grounds but disappointed we couldn't see it all with our dog. We appreciated the lovely area we could visit, but were unsure what difference our well behaved dog would have made in the other areas. Unfortunately, some dog owners do not act respectfully or socialise their dogs and spoil it for the rest of us !

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Thank Jo D
RangerMel, Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting The Birthplace and for leaving feedback! I truly understand your frustration about not being able to take your dog with you to all areas of the park. I'm a dog lover, too, and have often felt the same way with my Belle and Indy. A little context may be helpful in understanding the park's point... More 

Riverview, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We were visiting my husband's sister in King George which is only 25 mins drive for us. We love American history so based on Trip Advisor's reviews we decided to visit George Washington's birthplace. Stephen was a good Park Ranger who provided an informative story of George Washington's family and guided us around the area. It is a beautiful and... More 

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Thank Bruceskii
RangerMel, General Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your recommendation--we really appreciate it! We're so glad you enjoyed your time here. Please come see us again. More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had a lovely day visiting the various historic sites and other attractions on the Northern Neck of Virginia. The visit to Pope's Creek was delightful--hey, it's a National Park and they are all great to visit. The Ranger tour, as they all are, was interesting and enjoyable. The Georgian mansion built in the 1930s was nice to tour, but... More 

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RangerMel, Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting The Birthplace! Many people do visit expecting to see the actual house in which Washington was born when they come here. While the Memorial House evokes various opinions (as it did even prior to its construction in the 30s) the social and political undercurrents in our nation that spurred its construction as a memorial... More 

Henrico, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Very nice place to visit. There is a visitor center with gift shop and restrooms. The park does have tours of the house and gardens, and offers a picnic area. The house is located next to an inlet and is very serene. Nearby are several other attractions that will complete your day of touring the Colonial Beach area

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Thank Roland D
RangerMel, Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting the park. It is indeed a peaceful place. Please come visit us again soon! More 

Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My family goes here quit often, for a place that's far but nor to far away from home. It is tucked away, and a beautiful drive to take. There are historical factors on the drive in, and once you reach the beach...get the camera!

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Thank 3Smiths
RangerMel, Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this review

We love hearing from visitors who regularly enjoy the park! I agree with you about the beach and recommend the shoreline of the Historic Area, as well. The view of Popes Creek, with the Potomac in the distance is really beautiful. Hope you visit us again soon! More 

Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Met friend James for a great visit and walk along the shore. Have been here 4 or 5 years ago and loved it. My friend visited the visitor center, got her National Park stamp. Enjoyed her toor.

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Thank Shellqueen2014
RangerMel, Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this review

The beach is really a hidden gem. We're delighted you found it and that you and your friends enjoyed your time here. Please come see us again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

What a wonderful place of history. It is hard to believe so many of our founding fathers lived right here in Virginia

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Thank Sandy D
RangerMel, Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this review

Birthplace of 8 presidents, too! Virginia does indeed have some amazing history. Thanks so much for taking time to visit George Washington Birthplace National Monument. More 

Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Great tour and very interesting. Ranger answered lots of questions and never missed a beat. Grounds well kept.

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Thank jsartori
RangerMel, Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. So glad you enjoyed your time here! More 

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