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George Washington Birthplace National Monument

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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A fun place to visit but all replicated not original buildings

We really enjoyed our visit, of course disappointed to learn none of the original buildings to... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
rldoctor
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Frederick, Maryland
Gorgeous, George

Awesome site; I enjoyed the visit.. in spite of no one knowing where on the grounds he was actually... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
A. Doug G
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A National Monument is the site where four generations of Washingtons lived.
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1732 Popes Creek Rd, Colonial Beach, VA 22443-5115
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

We really enjoyed our visit, of course disappointed to learn none of the original buildings to George Washington's time are still on standing. It is free (of course all who enter should be making donations to help support the site), there's lots of farm type...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rldoctor
RangerMel, General Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you so much for taking time to leave feedback about your recent visit. We take all feedback seriously and consider how we might use it to improve operations. Although it sounds like your experience was mixed, we hope the overall memories of your time...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018

We love the National Parks, but were a bit disappointed once getting to this site. It is tough to travel a very long way, on a schedule, and told we had to wait/take tour to visit inside building. Unfortunately, we did not have time for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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RangerMel, General Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

The park is indeed sometimes considered to be off the beaten path and we appreciate you taking time to visit. As a national parks traveler myself, I understand how disappointing it can be to spend a long time getting somewhere then not having an opportunity...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Awesome site; I enjoyed the visit.. in spite of no one knowing where on the grounds he was actually born lol. Really is a beautiful bit of land, and has some nice spots to meander around, between the history. Our very enthusiastic guide, Kate/Katie was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank A. Doug G
RangerMel, General Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you so much for the great feedback. So glad you enjoyed talking with Ranger Katie and spending time in the park. Come visit us again--when its cooler!

Reviewed 1 September 2018

This is the place where George Washington was born. Although his home is not there, you can see the outline of the house, and it is free.

Date of experience: August 2018
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RangerMel, General Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you so much for visiting the park and for leaving feedback on your visit--much appreciated!

Reviewed 31 August 2018

This is a great hidden gem. Don't miss touring the grounds and walking the trails. While the Washington's home no longer remains, the National Monument is a great representation of early life in America.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

No fee you just leave a donation. It's a great little place to visit. I love history in that area and it is a nice little place to visit. It is well kept and a everyone has always been helpful! I recommend visiting!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tamilee68
RangerMel, General Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you so much for taking time to leave feedback. Sounds like you're a repeat visitor and I just want to let you know how much we appreciate you. Hope you'll enjoy coming here many more times in the future!

Reviewed 13 July 2018

We were pleasantly surprised during our visit to the George Washington Birthplace National Monument. First off, it's free of charge! We joined a ranger-led walking tour of the grounds. The ranger was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The out buildings and house at the park are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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RangerMel, General Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Wonderful you were able to experience so many different aspects of the park! If you have the opportunity to return, we also have a beach, picnic area and walking trails that you might find enjoyable. Thank you so much for visiting and for leaving feedback--much...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018

A working farm where the kids got to see the animals and how a farm works. Costumed people make it feel like you're back in the 1700's

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Very interesting to learn more about George Washington's family history and his own early life. Visitor's center is informative. Cool to see foundation line of his actual birth home compared to home built in 1930s speculating what his home looked like. Enjoyed walking the colonial-style...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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RangerMel, General Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

So glad you enjoyed your time here and thanks for leaving feedback!

Reviewed 29 June 2018

This is a must see for adults and children alike. The grounds are huge and there are ample things to see and do. Go swimming in the Potomac River and have a picnic or use their picnic are for a family gathering. it all good....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank richardandje2017
RangerMel, General Manager at George Washington Birthplace National Monument, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you so much for the feedback! Nice suggestions-- this is a great place for a picnic and many folks don't realize there are trails here.

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Sorry I can't help you---I saw the passport station there, but I didn't look very closely at it
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