National Monument

George Washington Birthplace Dog Policy

George Washington Birthplace National Monument is Somewhat Dog Friendly

Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash & Exceptions []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

George Washington Birthplace National Monument, in northern Virginia, encompasses what used to be the Popes Creek Plantation, which was the home of the Washington Family, and where George Washington was born. The park also contains the Colonial Revival farm, a cemetary, visitor center, other historical structures, and picnic grounds with a beach. There are also fishing, canoeing, and kayaking opportunities from the beach.

George Washington Birthplace National Monument is somewhat dog friendly. Dogs are not allowed in the historic area, in the burial ground/cemetary, or inside any buildings. However, they are allowed on trails, at the picnic area, and at the beach while on a leash.


Pet Policy Details
0.859 mi2
Annual Visitors

Trail Policy

Dogs are allowed on most trails while on a leash no longer than 6', including the following trails:

  • Nature Trail - 1 mile loop which is mostly flat.
  • Dancing Marsh Loop Trial - .75 mile loop, though dogs are not allowed on the historic section of the trail (you'll need to turn around part way through)

Beach Policy

Dogs are allowed on the Potomac River Beach while on a leash.

Location & Map


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