driving home from virginia, i was bored and wanted to see some new scenery, so i turned off route 17 and headed north into tidewater country. i saw a sign announcing george washington's birthplace. my legs needed a good stretch, and i stopped and made it for the last tour of the day.
the original house is no longer standing. the outline of the house is clearly marked.
well meaning people built a home on what they thought was the original spot, but it turned out to be an outbuilding's location. so the rebuilt house is now called a memorial house. still the plantation grounds are beautiful and well worth walking around for an hour or so when a break from driving is needed.
i played a 1930s reproduction of an 18th century harpischord in the main hall of the memorial house. it was very different from a piano and threw me off a bit.
a miniature washington monument marks the entrance to pope's creek plantation.