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Birthplace National Monument

Mount Vernon, VA
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The birthplace of America's "Founding Father" in Colonial Beach, VA

A bit confusing to see Mount Vernon address as it is Colonial Beach, VA. Start from visitor center... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Jersey

This is the resting place of Americas first President George Washington and his wife Martha. Twenty... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit confusing to see Mount Vernon address as it is Colonial Beach, VA. Start from visitor center with exhibits, film and every hour ranger talk. you can enter and explore this interesting monument for free. Do not miss the ranger talk.

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the resting place of Americas first President George Washington and his wife Martha. Twenty five other family members are entombed here as well.

Thank Donald M
Reviewed 11 September 2017

It was humbling to view the final resting place of such a monumental person in the shaping of American History. You can't help but feel patriotic visiting Washingtons Tomb.

Thank michellesW5312IV
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Fascinating to visit the burial place of our first president...the only president to be unanimously elected.

Thank YMC323
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We were so touched to be there. They had a prayer service while we visited and had gentleman that had served read parts of it. Very proud moment. Definitely worth experiencing this beautiful historical place.

Thank iamafairadvisor
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

So happy we decided to make a stop and see this when we were in Washington. Grounds are immaculate full of history. A beautiful monument and Must see to our first president

Thank apieceofcake
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Even if you don't care much about George Washington, this is still a lovely place to sit and enjoy nature. It's one of the greenest places I've seen in a while, and there's so much room to allow children to run around, play, and enjoy...More

Thank Bonnie Z
Reviewed 30 April 2016

For better reviews, see Mount Vernon. Washington's birthplace, which I have actually visited is not here, but near Colonial Beach, VA, a number of miles a way. This actually Mount Vernon

Thank wewhynot
Reviewed 1 January 2016

The vaults of George and Martha are set back and protected by a small open building. The setting and materials for the burial sites were specified in Washington's will. There are two other large monuments of important people in front of the vaults, which makes...More

Thank jeweltones
Reviewed 20 September 2015

This was found on the grounds at Mt. Vernon. It has a vault with George and Martha in state. There are monuments with information on them and about their lives. Such a peaceful feeling of serenity around the area.

Thank DMSims
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