George Washington's Ferry Farm and Historic Kenmore

Events at Ferry Farm and Kenmore

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Home School Day at Ferry Farm

Home School Day 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 hayes@gwffoundation.org.


Shakespeare on the Lawn at Kenmore

Shakespeare on the LawnJune 9, 10, 16 & 17 at 7:00 p.m.

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

Fourth of July 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

  • 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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