George Washington Birthplace National Monument
George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Colonial Beach, VA
Walking in Washington's Footsteps
In the heart of the Northern Neck of Virginia stands a tribute to America’s founding father, George Washington. Although only here a short time, the ideas that Washington learned here, helped shape the man he would become and forever alter the destiny of the United States of America.
Bordered by the Potomac River to its north, the Chesapeake Bay to the east, and the Rappahannock River to the south, the park is located in Westmoreland County, part of the historic and bucolic Northern Neck. This area is the birthplace of three future United States presidents, and the only two brothers to sign the Declaration of Independence and is rich in natural and cultural history awaiting your exploration!
Use the following pages to orient yourself to safely make the most out of your visit here to George Washington's Birthplace. Each season brings another reason to visit and trace the first footsteps of the future American hero.
During Daylight Savings Time, certain sections of the park have extended hours. If you are interested in walking, biking, sightseeing, bird-watching, or just being near the water, the national monument has something for you! Use the following pages to learn about how you can best do, safely, the activities mentioned above.
No matter what time of year you visit, please stop at the Visitor Center first to hear the most updated park information. Enjoy your visit to George Washington Birthplace National Monument!