- Historic Sites
George Washington Birthplace
The Memorial House and Colonial Kitchen were constructed in 1931 to recreate the home in which George Washington was born. Typical of a moderately wealthy planter of the 1730's, the buildings are not true replicas of the original Washington plantation. The reconstructed plantation does successfully depict the culture and social standing of the Washingtons during George Washington's youth. The Memorial House and Colonial Kitchen, open for tours, are fully furnished with over 1,000 museum pieces from the Colonial era. In addition, a colonial plantation has been recreated and turned into a museum, giving visitors a better understanding of colonial domestic life.