In its three hundred plus years, Belle Grove Plantation has stood witness to many of America’s greatest historic events and hosted many famous and historical people. Its history includes being among the sites of England’s first colonization efforts in the New World in the late 1600’s to the American Revolution to the American Civil War. Come discover Belle Grove Plantation’s rich history and the people who helped forge a nation at this Southern Plantation.
The George Washington Birthplace National Monument is located in the Northern Neck of Virginia’s National Heritage Area. It encompasses 551 acres of the former Popes Creek Plantation, the American ancestral home of the Washington Family where George Washington was born. In addition to a Colonial Revival farm, burial ground, visitor center, and historic structures, the park also has picnic grounds and a public beach.