Events at Ferry Farm and Kenmore

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George Washington's Birthday at Ferry FarmGeorge Washington's Birthday

Saturday, February 13, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

Celebrate George Washington’s 284th 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! 

For more information call 540-370-0732 x22 or email sherman@gwffoundation.org.

$5 adults; 17 and under free.

Schedule of Events

Theater Performances:
(in the Visitor Center Gallery)
11:30 a.m.         1:30 p.m.          3:00 p.m.

Stone Throw Challenge 2:00 p.m.
(at the river’s edge, weather permitting)

Marching of Troops
11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Throughout the day:
Colonial Games (outside and in the Visitor Center)
Crafts (Education Room)
Birthday Cake (Visitor Center Lobby)


Archaeology Day at Ferry Farm

Monday, February 15, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Archaeology Day

Learn about archaeology at George Washington's Boyhood Home. Enjoy crafts, theater performances, presentations by Muraca the Magnificent - Guru of Glues, tours of the archaeology lab, a scavenger hunt, and the Artifact Match Challenge.

Archaeology Day is a free event!

For more information call 540-370-0732 x22 or email sherman@gwffoundation.org.

Schedule of Events

Tours of the Archaeology Lab:
10:15 a.m.     Noon     1:45 p.m.     3:30 p.m.

Tours of the Archaeology Site:
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.

Throughout the day:
Crafts
Games (inside and out, weather permitting)
Archaeology Cart
Colonial Grossology
The Artifact Match Challenge


Grandparent/Grandchild One-Day Archaeology Camp

Tuesday, March 29 or Thursday, March 31, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Archaeology CampA special program for grandchildren and grandparents! Discover archaeology – and create lasting memories – as part of a supervised excavation. Weigh, measure, mend, catalog, and analyze artifacts and learn how efforts in the archaeology laboratory are important to understanding each artifact. 

Create a diorama that tells an artifact’s story—please bring an ‘artifact’ of family history to share as part of your diorama. 

This one-day camp, during spring break, is an excellent opportunity for grandchildren and grandparents to learn together at George Washington’s Boyhood Home!

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

Ages 6-12. Reservations required. 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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