Located in Westmoreland County, Virginia and featuring some fascinating historical landmarks, George Washington Birthplace National Monument is a wonderful RV destination for those interested in the history of the first president of the United States. The site was first developed in the mid-17th century as a colonial tobacco plantation by the great-grandfather of George Washington, John Washington.
George Washington was born in the original house on February 22, 1732 and he lived there until he was the age of three before returning to the farm to live as a teenager. Although the original house that he was born in did not last through to the 20th century, George Washington Birthplace National Monument features the foundation outlines of the original house.
George Washington Birthplace National Monument was originally opened in 1932 and features a replica house that was built in historicist style in order to represent a typical 18th-century tobacco plantation. Another fantastic feature of the monument is a one-tenth scale replica of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C (which means that it is 55 feet tall). The property has also been completely restored, planted, and maintained to include farm buildings, groves of trees, livestock, gardens, and crops of tobacco and wheat. This was done to represent the environment Washington knew here as a boy and give visitors a glimpse of the way life used to be. There is also a great visitor center that is open at different times throughout that would be a good place to check out.
While there is no RV camping available at the monument you are very close to Westmoreland State Park. Here you will find 133 campsites that are available throughout the year for you to call home. George Washington Birthplace National Monument is open all year round.