Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail

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Site CNN06: George Washington Birthplace National Monument, National Park Service


This National Monument is administered by the National Park Service and allows visitors to view wildlife at the birthplace of our first president. In addition to wildlife, the park offers stunning vistas of the Potomac River from beautiful bluffs. The staff at the visitor center, which is open year-round, can provide trail maps and other information. A 1-mile nature trail leads through coastal mixed pine forest and provides an interesting spot for viewing fall migrants. A nearby pond is home to dragonflies, frogs and large snapping turtles. George Washington's Birthplace contains the archaeological remains of the house in which George Washington was born and a Memorial House, dependencies, and farm constructed in 1931. Here, in the peace and beauty of this place untouched by time, the staunch character of our national hero comes to the imagination.


From the Westmoreland Berry Farm and Voorhees Nature Preserve, return to the intersection of Rt. 643/SR 3. Turn right on SR 3 East and continue 5.4 miles to SR 204/Popes Creek Road. Take Popes Creek Road to its end at the park entrance.

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