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There are a variety of activities and events that can be held at George Washington Birthplace National Monument that require permitting of some form. Below are some of the more popular activities with information on how to aquire the needed permits. All permitted activties must follow certain rules and regulations.
Picnic Pavilion

Picnic Pavilion

The pavilion is first come, first serve, unless it is reserved. It can be reserved by phone or online. Groups of 25 or must obtain a permit.

Fishing Licenses

Fishing Licenses

Know what license you need to fish and where you can fish in the park.


Special Use Permits

A special use is an activity in a National Park area that is conducted by or provides a benefit to an individual, group or organization, rather than the public at large. The National Park Service may permit a special park use, providing the activity will not cause derogation of the park's resources or values, visitor experiences, or the purpose for which the park was established.

Special Uses include Special Events (including, but not limited to, weddings and picnics), Photography and Filming, and First Amendment Activities.

For more information and to obtain a Special Use Application, contact us.

Commercial Use Authorization

Commercial activities or operating a business of any kind in the park is prohibited without a Commercial Use Authorization. Applications are considered based on a number of criteria, including appropriateness/accomplishing mission of the park.

A Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) is a business permit with the National Park Service that authorizes an individual, group, company, or other entity to conduct commericial activities and provide specific visitor services within a national park area.

A CUA is required if you, as an individual, organization, or company, provide any goods, activities, services, agreements or other function for members, clients, or the public that take place at least in part within the park, use park resources, and result in compensation, monetary gain, benefit, or profit.

Business and individuals may not conduct commercial activities in the park without a valid CUA or in a manner inconsistent with the terms of the CUA.

Contact us for more information or to request an application.

Last updated: December 22, 2020

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