Once Upon a Time I Visited George Washington's Birthplace

The George Washington Birthplace National Monument

In June 2004, I took a National Park Service tour of the planation on Popes Creek where George Washington was born and lived for the first three years of his life. 

Among the most memorable things about the plantation is the opening of the NPS brochure:

"The way of life into which George Washington was born at Popes Creek flowered early in the nation's history and died some 200 years ago."

His home burned down on Christmas Day, 1779 and was never rebuilt.

In 1896, a monument was erected and in 1930 it was moved to its present site. The plantation has been maintained and a manor home, similar to that of our first President's, was built in 1830-31. 

 

June 23, 2004