Getaway idea: George Washington Birthplace National Monument
In honor of George Washington's birthday, visitors to Virginia may consider a trip to the George Washington Birthplace National Monument.
Located in the Northern neck of Virginia, the monument marks the location of the home of Washington's birth. It also contains a replica of the house Washington was born in on February 22, 1732. It is known as the Memorial House.
The Memorial House, a Colonial Revival imagining of a typical house of the Virginia upper classes, is furnished with antiques of the period. Special events at the park include people in appropriate period attire and demonstrations of the music and dancing, cooking, and blacksmithing of the time.
Admission to the monument will be waived on February 20th and 22nd in honor of Washington's birthday.
This destination comes from the National Park Getaways series, which helps people find new places to reconnect with nature, history, family and friends.
Each Wednesday, the National Park Service posts a new getaway idea on its website, nps.gov/getaways. There's a new park idea every week and most of the activities listed are free, so they're good, budget-friendly vacation options.