Events at Ferry Farm and Kenmore

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Grandparent/Grandchild Archaeology Day Camp

Tuesday, April 18 or Thursday, April 20, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Grandparent Grandchild Archaeology Day CampThis one-day camp is an excellent opportunity for grandchildren and grandparents to learn together at George Washington’s boyhood home. Campers get a crash course on the entire archaeology process at Ferry Farm and the importance of archaeology to history. From recording information and digging up artifacts to behind-the-scenes lab tours and demonstrations, campers will leave with a new-found knowledge of what is beneath their own two feet!

Cost: $30 per person ($25 for a second child)

Ages 8-12. Limited availability. For more information and to make reservations, call 540-370-0732 x24 or email

Home School Day at Ferry Farm

Home School Day Ferry Farm
Tuesday, April 25
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Activities include crafts, colonial games, marching with a Revolutionary War soldier, and colonial chores. View the construction of the Washington house interpretive replica!

$5 per person. Children ages 3 and under are free. Reservations not required, but encouraged. Call 540-370-0732 x24 or email

Dawn at Ferry Farm: A Morning for Artists

Dawn at Ferry FarmSaturday, May 20
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Are you a nature lover, photographer, painter, or bird watcher? Come spend a peaceful morning at George Washington’s Ferry Farm and take photos, paint, sketch, birdwatch, hike or just stroll the natural setting.

This special event offers amateur photographers and artists the opportunity to capture the Washington house and the view of Fredericksburg in the morning light from the same ground as famed artists and photographers of history.

Artists need to bring their own supplies and set ups, and all photographs and works of art must be for personal use only. Please note that the iPad tour of Ferry Farm will not be available during this event. Leashed pets are welcome.

$5 adults, $2.50 students, under age 6 free. For more information, 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.