Events at Ferry Farm and Kenmore

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George Washington's Birthday at Ferry Farm

George Washington's BirthdaySaturday, February 18, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

Celebrate George Washington’s 285th birthday at his boyhood home with fun activities for the whole family, including games, crafts, exhibits, the Stone Throw Challenge (weather permitting), history theater, and birthday cake. “General Washington” will attend the birthday celebration to talk about his youth on the farm!

Learn about the ongoing construction of the Washington house at Ferry Farm!
$5 adults; 17 and under free.

For more information, please call 540-370-0732 x27 or email

A special thank you to sponsors of the George Washington Birthday Weekend events: Wack General Contractor and Peoples Community Bank.

Archaeology Day at Ferry Farm

Archaeology DayMonday, February 20
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

For children, families, and lifelong learners, hear firsthand from archaeologists on staff about excavations and the 735,000 artifacts unearthed at George Washington's boyhood home. Enjoy crafts, theater performances, presentations by Muraca the Magnificent - Guru of Glues, and behind-the-scenes visits to the archaeology laboratory. Tour the visitor center exhibits and learn about the Washington house under construction!

Archaeology Day is a free event!

For more information, please call 540-370-0732 x27 or email

Tea and Tour: The Ladies of Kenmore

Ladies of KenmoreSaturday, March 11
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Visit Historic Kenmore for a special Tea and Tour focusing on the many generations of ladies who have called Kenmore home! Enjoy Kenmore tea and gingerbread while experiencing eighteenth-century tea service first hand. See the first floor of the mansion, learning the history of the grand 1775 home through vignettes, and meet a few of the extraordinary ladies of Kenmore along the way as part of this dramatic tour.

$20 Adults; $10 under 17

Reservations required. Limited availability. For more information and reservations, please call (540) 370-0732 ext. 27 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.