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The Official Instagram page for George Washington Birthplace National Monument, a unit of the National Park Service

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George Washington Birthplace is a place of beauty. This picture of the park is beautiful in color, but it is even more striking when rendered in black and white.
Happy 159th Birthday to President Theodore Roosevelt! His birthplace in New York, NY (nps.gov/thrb) is one of several related National Park Service sites.
They are here! Firings commence at 11:30 am and 2 pm. Camp life continues until 3:30. Huzzah!
They are coming...Saturday.
They are coming....
This 1937 aerial photograph of George Washington Birthplace NM shows how our landscape has changed. We have added some buildings and the trees have grown much larger.
Pictured is part of a bit. The meticulous process of artifact cataloging requires a large investment of time and attention in order to correctly identify and describe the artifact. When the work is completed, this artifact will be exhibited in our Visitor Center. The information collected during the process is stored in the artifact database to assist in proper artifact care.
Sunday Sept 17 we celebrate the 230th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution . Special programs will be offered at 11:30 and 2. #seeyouinthepark
A brightly colored Cecropia caterpillar crawling among the grass. After cocooning, it will hatch as one of North America's largest silk moths.
Come learn about the War of 1812 in the Northern Neck and southern Maryland on Saturday August 26. Special junior ranger activities provided.
The Memorial House will be closed on Tuesday August 15 and Wednesday August 16. No formal tours will be offered on those days. The Memorial House will reopen on Thursday August 17 and normal tour schedules will resume. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Rappahannock Indian Tribal Presentation on Saturday 29 July from 10-4, weather permitting. Check our Facebook for updates or call.
Our Revolutionary War Event scheduled for tomorrow 22 July 2017 has been postponed due to dangerous heat.
Join us 8 July 2017 for a concert by AMPERSAND, traditional American music band. They will perform from 1-2 pm at the Visitors Center.
Spring on the Plantation Event is tomorrow, June 3. Come join the fun! Sheep shearing is at 11 and 2, other demonstrations from 10-3.
Some parts of the Park have enjoyed the recent rains!
These tall Eastern Red Cedar trees planted in the 1930's fell during the recent windstorm. They were a part of the Commemorative Grove near the Memorial House.
GEWA suffered damage recently in a derecho or straight-line windstorm. Efforts by our maintenance staff have enabled us to reopen our Historic Area and our Picnic Area. Our Beach Area remains closed.
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