George Washington Birthplace National Monument

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George Washington Birthplace National Monument:

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family estate of George Washington, on the Potomac River, E Va.; part of the George Washington Birthplace National Monument (see National Parks and Monuments, table). John Washington, the great-grandfather of George, settled there in 1664.
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George Washington Birthplace National Monument

Address:1732 Popes Creek Rd
Washington's Birthplace, VA 22443

Size: 662 acres.
Established: Established on January 23, 1930.
Location:On the Potomac River, 38 miles east of Fredericksburg, Virginia; accessible via VA 3 and VA 204.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Hiking, fishing, ranger-guided tours, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Birthplace of the first U.S. President in 1732, this park includes a memorial mansion and gardens, and the tombs of his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

See other parks in Virginia.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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