Events at Ferry Farm and Kenmore

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Historic Kenmore and George Washington's Ferry Farm will re-open in March 2015. Until then, save-the-date for two special events at Ferry Farm—George Washington’s Birthday Celebration on Saturday, February 14 and Archaeology Day on Monday, February 16!

George Washington's Birthday Celebration at Ferry Farm

Saturday, February 14, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Celebrate George Washington's birthday at his boyhood home! Enjoy crafts, games, exhibits, live history performances, the Stone Throw Challenge (weather permitting), and birthday cake!

Theater Performances: 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Stone Throw Challenge: 2:00 p.m.

Admission: $5/adult; 17 and under/free.

Archaeology Day at Ferry Farm

Monday, February 16, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Learn about archaeology at George Washington's Boyhood Home. Enjoy crafts, entertainment, archaeology cart, tours of the archaeology lab and Washington house site, a scavenger hunt, and the Archaeology Artifact Match Game.

Archaeology Lab Tours: 10:15 a.m. Noon 1:45 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
Archaeology Site Tours: 10:30 a.m. Noon 1:45 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
Theater Performances: 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Muraca the Magnificent, Guru of Glues: 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

Admission: Free for all ages!

History Camp LogoHistory Camp in Fredericksburg

June 22-26, 2015
For rising third through sixth graders - ages 8-12
9:00 a.m. to noon

Explore history and follow in the footsteps of George Washington, his family, and his friends! Learn about colonial food, medicine, and daily life in eighteenth-century Fredericksburg. Enjoy hands-on activities, projects, and games at the Rising Sun Tavern, George Washington's Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm, the Mary Washington House, Historic Kenmore, and the Hugh Mercer Apothecary.

$135 per child

Sponsored by The George Washington Foundation & Washington Heritage Museums.

To register, please call 540-370-0732 ext. 24 or email

Family History Adventure Tours at Historic Kenmore

Available March through December

  • Play “I Spy Kenmore”
  • Discover fun facts about history
  • Smell the aromas of an 18th-century kitchen
  • Learn what Kenmore residents ate
  • 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.

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