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Home School Day at Ferry Farm
Friday, June 1
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Activities include crafts, colonial games, marching with a Revolutionary War soldier, and colonial chores. Tour 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 email@example.com.
Shakespeare on the Lawn at Kenmore
June 9, 10, 16 & 17 at
Shakespeare on the Lawn at Kenmore returns this June for its fifteenth year with four performances of As You Like It.. All the world’s a stage in one of Shakespeare’s most popular and rollicking comedies about love and change. The outdoor production is set in an eighteenth-century style—as if a young George Washington is in the audience!
A special thank you to Lewis Insurance Associates as a sponsor of Shakespeare on the Lawn at Kenmore.
Cost: $10 adults; $5 students. No advance tickets needed, pay at the event.
Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Come early and enjoy your own picnic on the lawn.
Tours of the mansion offered from 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m., with performances starting at 7:00 p.m.
Fourth of July at Ferry Farm
July 4, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Celebrate Independence Day at George Washington’s boyhood home! Tour the Washington house, learn about archaeology at Ferry Farm, enjoy a patriotic flag retirement ceremony, interact with colonial and Civil War re-enactors as well as members of the Patawomeck tribe, listen to festive music, view living history demonstrations and theatre performances, and participate in educational programs, crafts, games, and hands-on activities for the whole family.
Cost: $1 per person
Parking: Eagles Lodge - 21 Cool Springs Road Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Shuttles run between the Eagles Lodge and Ferry Farm.
Family History Adventure Tours at Historic Kenmore
Available March through December
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
Don't forget about our terrific school programs!
Available both on-site at Kenmore and Ferry Farm and in local school classrooms.
- Ferry Farm and Kenmore Programs (Grades K-5)
- In-School Programs (Grades K-5)
- Pre-school Workshops (Ages 4&5)
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.