George Washington Birthplace National Monument

George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Virginia 22544

George Washington Birthplace National Monument

George Washington Birthplace National Monument Professional Review and Guide

"Understandably popular with area joggers, this paved, level out-and-back traces an important remnant of Fredericksburg’s commercial past. Wetland parcels en route, home to swans and herons, are a welcome counterbalance to the concrete underbelly of US 1.

America’s first president was a fourth-generation Virginian, and much of his family’s history unfolded here. John Washington, George’s great-grandfather, left England for Virginia in 1656 and within two years was wed to Anne Pope, for whose family Popes Creek was named."

George Washington Birthplace National Monument Reviews

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7/1/2011
This park offers many trails, for biking or hiking. I have biked from entrance to Yorktown waterfront several times. Hiking is flat, packed dirt/gravel. The main "bike trail" is 5.3 mile loop. It is the most used, by joggers, bikers and hikers. Side trails lead to other areas of park. There is also a 2.6 mile self guided nature trail.
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Trail Information

George Washington Birthplace National Monument
Nearby City
Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
1.0
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1-2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Hiking
Additional Use
Park office at (804) 224-1732.
Local Contacts
Map included on park brochure and online at www.nps.gov/gewa
Local Maps

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Jul 2018