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George Washington Birthplace National Monument
In northeastern Virginia, near Colonial Beach
The park evokes the spirit of the 18th-century tobacco farm where Washington was born and includes a memorial mansion and gardens and the tombs of several generations of Washingtons. The historic buildings, groves of trees, livestock, gardens, rivers, and creeks were the earliest scenes of Washingtons childhood. The site was established on January 23, 1930.
WHAT TO SEE & DO
Hiking, picnicking, touring site, viewing film and exhibits, watching wildlife. Facilities: Visitor center, home site, Colonial farm area, burial grounds, trails, beach. Bookstore. Programs & Events: Guided tours with costumed interpreters. George Washington's Birthday (Presidents Day and Feb. 22), Christmas at Pope s Creek. Tips & Hints: Plan one to two hours for the visit. Busiest June and July, least crowded Dec. and Jan.
FOOD, LODGING & SUPPLIES
Camping: None in park. Near Montross: Westmoreland State Park (Rte. 347, tel. 804/493-8821; 128 sites; $18-$23; flush toilets, showers, hook-ups). Hotels: None in park. In Colonial Beach: Days Inn on the Potomac (30 Colonial Ave., tel. 804/224-0404; 60 rooms; $67-$87). In Montross: Inn at Montross (21 Polk St., tel. 804/493-0573; 5 rooms; $95-$ 115). Restaurants: None in park. In Montross: John Minors Pub (21 Polk St., tel. 804/493-0573; $10-$25). 6 Grocieries & Gear: None in park. In Montross: Food Lion (18044 Kings Hwy., tel. 804/ 493-7367).
FEES & HOURS
Entrance fee: $3 adults. Visitor center and monument open daily 9-5.
HOW TO GET THERE
On the Potomac River, 38 mi east of Fredericksburg, and accessible via Rte. 3 to Rte. 204. Closest airport: Richmond (75 mi).
George Washington Birthplace National Monument (1732 Popes Creek Rd., Washington's Birthplace, VA 22443, tel. 804/224-1732).
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