Saturday, October 20, 2018, George Washington Birthplace National Monument will host an encampment and firing demonstration by His Majesty’s Marines and the 5th Battalion, Cumberland County Militia. The encampment will take place from 10-4 with musket firing demonstrations at 11:30 and 2.
On Saturday, 3 October 2018, the Rappahannock Tribe will be presenting traditional stories and dances from 11-3. Tours and living history demonstrations will also be offered.
Welcome Fall, y'all! The trees have not yet turned as lovely a red as this beauty did in years past, but those colors will be here soon. Plan to come see lovely Popes Creek this Fall.
The Park is open, however the Nature Trails are currently closed due to flooding.
The Historic Preservation Training Center is replacing our garden fence! This provides a great look and assists in the upkeep of our national treasures.
Check out our new rail fences in the Historic Area courtesy of the Historic Preservation Training Center.
Happy 4th of July! The beach at George Washington Birthplace is open until 10 pm on the evening of 4 July for firework watching.
The George Washington Birthplace 4-H Heritage Club will be demonstrating historical crafts 23 June from 10:30 am-2 pm.
Volunteers work hard and are very appreciated! They help with living history programs, keeping the beach clean, gardening, working in the library, and other activities. Thank you all! #volunteerweek
Cleaning artifacts is an important step in their preservation. The tools used to clean them are different than those used to clean houses.
George Washington Birthplace NM is a great place to bird-watch. This is a picture of an osprey in a tree overlooking Popes Creek.
Some of the migratory swans have left Popes Creek. Some are still waiting for warmer weather. Can Spring be far away?
Spring forward! Set your clocks one hour ahead Sunday morning.
Needle artisans produce beautiful textiles. This blue and white stitched coverlet is marked "S.W. Norwich...1798". It was given to us in 1936 through Mrs. du Pont Crowninshield. We know of no connection between the coverlet and the Washington family. A hand-stitched copy was made in 1976, and is on display in the memorial House. Both coverlets are wonderful examples of needlework.
The 2018 Calendar of Events has been released. See you at the Park!
Please come join our Washington Christmas celebration today from 10-7 pm. Living history, dancing, and candlelight.