The George Washington Birthplace National Monument is in Westmoreland County, Virginia, United States.The Visitor Center and Memorial Historic Area are open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Starting on November 1st, the entire park is under winter hours. The Washington Family Burial Ground, Picnic/nature area (when it reopens to the public), and Potomac River beach will close at 5:00 p.m. This will stay in effect until end of February.
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George Washington was 6 years old in 1738 when his family moved to a farm in Stafford County, Virginia. The Washingtons called this place the Home Farm but it later became known as Ferry Farm because people crossed the Rappahannock River on a ferry from the farm to the town of Fredericksburg.
Mount Vernon as it was when bought by the Mount Vernon Ladies Association� Albumen print. Ca. 1860. The neglected Mount Vernon is pictured as it appeared when acquired by the Mount Vernon Ladies Association in 1858, with architectural features added after Washington's death, and since removed.
George Washington Birthplace National Monument 1732 Popes Creek RoadColonial Beach, VA 22443Region Chesapeake BayLocality WestmorelandPhone: (804) 224-1732 Fax: (804) 224-2142Email GEWA@nps.gov Website www.nps.gov/gewa
George Washington was born on his father's Pope Creek tobacco farm on February 22, 1732. When George was 3 1/2, his father took his family to live at Mount Vernon. In 1779 the home where Washington was born burned. A Memorial House was built near the spot in 1930.