By George, They Found It!

Archaeologist
?An archaeologist at George Washington's boyhood home in Stafford County, Va.

Credit: Courtesy of The George Washington Foundation

Archaeologists have pinpointed the location of George Washington’s boyhood home in Stafford County, Va. After a three-year dig, they uncovered part of the house’s foundation and two sandstone cellars, one of which is shown above. According to The George Washington Foundation in nearby Fredericksburg, Washington likely lived in the house from age six until he moved to Mount Vernon in his early 20s. Among the trove of artifacts uncovered at the site are wig curlers (above, right) that may have belonged to Washington or his parents. As for proof of the cherry tree that young George supposedly chopped down, the foundation remains stumped.