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Celebrate farming with George Washington Birthplace

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 11:10 am

George Washington was born on a farm and grew up with knowledge of what it took to maintain a farm operation. During the short periods of private life he enjoyed as an adult, he not only managed the five farms of Mount Vernon, but also became one of America’s premier agricultural innovators. Come join us as we celebrate Washington’s love of farming with a variety of spring activities on the site of Popes Creek Plantation.

On Saturday June 3 from 10-4, George Washington Birthplace National Monument will be filled with activities typical of an 18th century plantation preparing for spring. Costumed demonstrations by a local 4-H group and park staff will include blacksmithing, hearth cooking, and spinning and weaving as well as soapmaking, cloth dyeing, and a demonstration from a local oxen team.  There will be two sheep shearing demonstrations as well at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

George Washington Birthplace National Monument is located on Route 204, 2 miles off of Route 3, 38 miles east of Fredericksburg, VA and 11 miles west of Montross, VA.  As always, no admission is charged for the event or to visit.  Additional information about George Washington Birthplace National Monument is available by phone at (804) 224-1732, on Facebook or Twitter or on the web at www.nps.gov/gewa.