George Washington Birthplace National Monument | VISITOR CENTER

Visitor Center at George Washington Birthplace National Monument

Visitor Center at George Washington Birthplace National Monument

OPERATING HOURS

The Visitor Center at George Washington Birthplace National Memorial is open 9 AM to 5 PM on Wednesdays through Sundays. Keep in mind that times can always change, so be sure to get the latest schedule on the National Park Service’s official Operating Hours and Seasons web page for the park.

Information desk inside the George Washington Birthplace National Monument Visitor Center

Information desk inside the George Washington Birthplace National Monument Visitor Center

AMENITIES

  • Ranger-staffed information desk where you can pick up a free park brochure
  • Auditorium where a park film is shown on demand
  • Washington family museum
  • Small book and souvenir store
  • Restrooms
Book and souvenir store at the George Washington Birthplace National Monument Visitor Center

Book and souvenir store at the George Washington Birthplace National Monument Visitor Center

PARK FILM

A 14-minute film about Colonial-era farm life shows on demand in the Visitor Center’s auditorium. The film is narrated by “George Washington,” who reminisces about growing up in rural Virginia. The narration sounds as if it were pulled from memoirs of the man, but it could be made-up dialog for all I know. The subject matter is suitable for all ages.

Auditorium of the George Washington Birthplace National Monument Visitor Center

Auditorium of the George Washington Birthplace National Monument Visitor Center

EXHIBIT AREA

Exhibit area inside the George Washington Birthplace National Monument Visitor Center

Exhibit area inside the George Washington Birthplace National Monument Visitor Center

On the lower level of the Visitor Center is small exhibit area with information about the Washington family and a collection of George Washington memorabilia. In keeping with the theme of the park, this is not a place to learn about General Washington or President Washington, but about Boy George and his family.

George Washington memorabilia on display at the George Washington Birthplace National Monument Visitor Center

George Washington memorabilia on display at the George Washington Birthplace National Monument Visitor Center

SCHEDULING YOUR TIME

The typical visitor will spend about fifteen minutes browsing through the exhibits and another fifteen watching the park film.

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Last updated on April 18, 2024
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