George Washington's Ferry Farm and Historic Kenmore

Events at Ferry Farm and Kenmore

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Hacking Kenmore: Tour with the Expert
Landscape and Architecture at Historic Kenmore:
An Archaeologist's Perspective from the Cheap Seats.

Expert ToursHistoric Kenmore
Wednesday, March 6, 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. David Muraca, Vice President of Museum Content and Chief Archaeologist, will lead the March tour as he discusses the architecture of Kenmore.

David Muraca has spent the last 18 years directing Archaeology at Historic Kenmore and Ferry Farm.  He helped lead the search for the Washington House and is an expert on colonial life in Virginia.  

His tour will explore how Kenmore’s architecture and landscape were used to establish the social position of the Washington/Lewis family in colonial Fredericksburg.  

$12 adults, $6 students

Reservations are encouraged as space is limited, but walk-ins are welcome.

For more information and to make reservations, please call 540-370-0732 x24 or email hayes@gwffoundation.org.


Family Tea and Tour

Tea and TourHistoric Kenmore
Saturday, March 23, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Plan to attend an immersive tea and tour at Kenmore! Costumed guides will lead you and your children as you learn what it was like to grow up in the eighteenth century. The tour of Kenmore will include hands-on activities showing how children learned to be proper ladies and gentleman. The program will culminate with learning the finer points of tea service, including sitting down to your own tea party!

$20 Adults; $10 under 17.

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


Grandparent/Grandchild Archaeology Day Camp

Archaeology Day Camp George Washington's Ferry Farm
Thursday, April 18 and Thursday, April 25
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


This 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 hayes@gwffoundation.org


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
hayes@gwffoundation.org


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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