Visit Stafford County and Government Island

April 6, 2021

Located in the middle of Stafford I-95 exit 140, visit the quarry where the U.S. Government’s most famous buildings were born. Government Island, a historic 18th and 19th century quarry site provided Aquia sandstone for the construction of the U.S. Capitol and the White House and other historic buildings in Washington, D.C.

Today this 17-acre park is a historic scenic nature preserve and archaeological site. It has a boardwalk, ideal for observing aquatic and native plants, birds and other wildlife. Other amenities include a 1.5-mile trail (the first two trail segments are handicap accessible), and interpretive signs to help depict its rich, nationally significant history. Government Island is a scenic heritage trail, and also on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. Located in the middle of Stafford I-95 exit 140.

Admission: Free | Contact: 540.658.4871
Website: https://staffordcountymuseum.com/artifact/old-capitol-gatepost/
Address: 191 Coal Landing Road, Stafford, VA 22554

SOURCE: TOUR Stafford Virginia

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