George Washington Birthplace National Monument | FAMILY CEMETERY

Washington Family cemetery at George Washington Birthplace National Monument

Washington Family cemetery at George Washington Birthplace National Monument

The Washington Family cemetery is located on Bridges Creek Road next to the site of John Washington’s house. John was the great-grandfather of George and the first Washington to settle the area in 1657.

The cemetery as seen today is a creation of the early 1930s. All existing graves were exhumed and the bodies were reinterred in a new burial vault. In all, thirty-two graves were found. Five markers were placed at the site, each pertaining to a generation or branch of the Washington family. While George himself is not buried here, his great-grandparents, grandparents, and parents are here.

The cemetery is open to the public from 9 AM to dusk from March through October, and from 9 AM to 4 PM the rest of the year. Plan to spend 15 minutes for the visit.

Memorial marker for Augustine and Mary, George Washington's parents, at George Washington Birthplace National Monument

Memorial marker for Augustine and Mary, George Washington’s parents, at George Washington Birthplace National Monument

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Last updated on April 17, 2024
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