The George Washington Birthplace National Monument is a national monument in Westmoreland County, Virginia. This site was developed in the mid-17th century as a colonial tobacco plantation by Englishman John Washington. A member of the assembly, he was a great-grandfather of George Washington, general and the first United States president. George Washington was born in a house on this site on February 22, 1732. He lived here until age three, returning later to live here as a teenager. Before the 20th century, the original house was lost, archeological digs established the site of the original house and the foundations are marked. A reconstructed colonial era planters house has been built near the original location. There is a working farm on the site.
A scale replica of the Washington Monument is on site.
Thirty-two graves of Washington family members have been found at the Bridges Creek cemetery plot, including George’s half-brother, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.