Traveling Virginia's Northern Neck

457 Main Street
Warsaw, VA 22572
Region Chesapeake Bay
Locality Richmond County
8043331919: (804) 333-1919

Traveling Virginia’s Northern Neck Along the Potomac River Off of Pope’s Creek, a tributary of the Potomac River, is George Washington Birthplace National Monument, which includes the heart of Augustine Washington’s plantation, the 17th century homesite of the immigrant John Washington, and the Washington Family Burial Ground. Tour the Colonial Revival memorial house and dependencies constructed in honor of the bicentennial of Washington's birth and as part of the creation of the national park in 1932. Visit the colonial farm where George Washington was born and took his first steps and immerse yourself in an 18th century experience that includes, gardens, outbuildings, fields and heritage breed animals. Walk along creekside paths to enjoy unspoiled waterfront vistas. 804.224.1732 or Either travel through Montross stopping at The Art of Coffee for lunch, which features homemade soups, pastries, gourmet coffee, lattes, frappes and smoothies. Browse through their gallery as art is always on the menu! Located at 15722 Kings Highway in downtown Montross. 804.493.9651. Or continue on to Stratford Hall dining room for lunch and tour of the Great House. Stratford Hall is the home of two signers of the Declaration of Independence, Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee, and birthplace of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The Georgian Great House was built in 1738 and the grounds still encompass 1900 acres of the original land which sits high along the bluffs overlooking the Potomac River. Explore the many dependencies, formal gardens, grist mill and hiking/nature trails. 804.493.8038 or Return back up Route 3 to Oak Grove and Ingleside Plantation Vineyards and Winery. Ingleside was built in 1834 and vineyards now cover about 50 acres of gently rolling countryside. Enjoy tours and tastings at one of Virginia’s oldest and largest wineries. 804.224.8687 or Option: Stop by the Westmoreland Berry Farm to stock up on fresh fruit and produce in season, and the farm’s own line of gourmet fruit preserves. Enjoy a fresh fruit sundae on their pavilion deck overlooking the river. 804.224.9171 or For further information, contact the Northern Neck Tourism Commission at 804.333.1919 or Visit us at

Last Updated: 3/6/2012 4:46 PM