Local Attractions

George Washington's Birthplace

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The George Washington Birthplace National Monument is a national monument in  Westmoreland CountyVirginia, United States. This site was developed in the mid-17th century as a colonial tobacco plantation by Englishman John Washington. A member of the assembly, he was a great-grandfather of George Washington, general and the first United States president. George Washington was born in this house on February 22, 1732. He lived here until age three, returning later to live here as a teenager.

Vorhees Natural Preserve

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Voorhees Nature Preserve offers trails with scenic views of the Rappahannock River, including two overlook spots.  The preserve is adjacent to the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, which The Nature Conservancy has worked to expand with help from diverse partners. 

There are four miles of wooded trails for self-guided walks. The difficulty level is moderate. 

Bald eagles, ospreys and migratory songbirds are abundant. Make sure you take binoculars!

  

A mature hardwood forest covers the uplands. Flowering wetland plants enliven Owl Hollow marsh, especially during springtime.

Stratford Hall

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Stratford Hall is the birthplace of Robert E. Lee. It sits on approximately 1900 acres along the Potomac River. Guided tours are offered of the eighteenth-century Great House. Visitors can hike trails, visit the gift shop, do research in the library, eat in the dining room, visit the beautiful gardens, and view the cliffs from the overlook. Stratford Hall also offers educational programs for school groups.

Westmoreland State Park

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Westmoreland State Park is located approximately six miles northwest of the Town of Montross, just off of Route 3, Kings Highway, on the Potomac River. The perfect place to visit for family fun. It offers an Olympic-sized swimming pool, campgrounds, cabins, fishing, boat rentals, trails and much, much more. You might even find a sharks tooth or two. It’s also a perfect venue to have a wedding.