George Washington's Ferry Farm and Historic Kenmore

Events at Ferry Farm and Kenmore

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First Friday at Kenmore First Friday

Historic Kenmore
Friday, August 2
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Kenmore is excited to participate in Fredericksburg First Friday, which is an event supporting local studios and galleries throughout downtown Fredericksburg. Jump on the free trolley and stop by Kenmore!

See an exhibit by local artist Betsy Glassie in the Crowninshield Museum building, just to the left of the front gate. Tour the gallery to see Kenmore's art collection, displays of eighteenth-century furniture, and decorative arts. The Kenmore mansion will be closed.

This event is free.

Discovering Kenmore: Tour with the Expert

Dining RoomAnxious Subjects, Proud Americans: Kenmore on the Eve of Revolution

Historic Kenmore
Wednesday, August 7
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

On the first Wednesday of every month, take a tour of Kenmore with our history experts as they uncover the mysteries of Kenmore. Laura Galke, Artifacts Analyst, will lead the August tour.

King George III publicly declared the American colonists in rebellion in August 1775, just as the Lewis family was packing for their move into their newly-constructed Fredericksburg home. Betty Washington Lewis’s home – known today as Kenmore - was a true contrast from her childhood home at Ferry Farm. Kenmore’s interiors reveal an evolution in domestic space that accommodated America’s populist ideals on the eve of the American Revolution.

Kenmore celebrated American potential and success. It simultaneously impressed distinguished guests, while exhibiting restrained elegance to strangers. Ardent supporters of the rebellion, Kenmore illustrates the Lewis family’s aspirations at a dynamic and crucial juncture in the history of our nation. Come celebrate the culmination of the George Washington Foundation’s meticulous ten-year restoration of this stunning home.

$12 adults, $6 students

Reservations are encouraged as space is limited, but walk-ins are welcome.
For more information and reservations, please call (540) 370-0732 x24 or email

Family History Adventure Tours at Historic Kenmore

Available March through December

  • Play “I Spy Kenmore”
  • Discover fun facts about history
  • Visit a period kitchen
  • Learn about food in the 18th century at Kenmore
  • For adults and children ages 4-12 (children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • $10 adults;
    $8 children

Date/Time: by reservation. Registration for weekdays—24 hours in advance; registration for weekends—1 week in advance.

To register, please call (540) 370-0732 x24 or send email to

Don't forget about our terrific school programs!

Available both on-site at Kenmore and Ferry Farm and in local school classrooms.

Birthday Parties at Ferry Farm and Kenmore!

Treat your child, age 5 to 10, and his or her friends to a birthday party at George Washington's Ferry Farm or Historic Kenmore! Learn more.

Please Note: A staff photographer is usually present at public events. Photos taken by the staff photographer at these events may be used by the Foundation for marketing and promotional purposes. Your attendance at the event implies permission for the Foundation to use these photos and the Foundation owns the copyright for all such photos.