Saturday, June 22, 2013

George Washington’s Birthplace, Spotsylvania, and Fredericksburg

Ever since our road trip to Utah last year, we (I’ve) been obsessed with getting cancellation stamps in our National Parks Passport Book.
You can get cancellation stamps at national parks, historic sites, battlefields, historic trails, preserves, and monuments all over the United States.  They have the name of the site and the date in which you visited.  It’s like a treasure hunt or going geocaching (minus the fancy GPS equipment).   The book costs about $8-$10.  Our goal on our trip to Virginia is to get cancellation stamps each weekend at some interesting or historic site.

This weekend we decided to go to George Washington’s Birthplace located in Colonial Beach which is in the northern neck of Virginia.  It was about a two hour drive from Falls Church which was a little longer than we expected, but it was definitely a great day trip. 
On the way home we stopped at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military-Battlefield.  We didn’t realize how expansive it was so we only did about half of the sightseeing there and drove home since the heat was definitely getting the better of us.

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