George Washington's Ferry Farm and Historic Kenmore

Events at Ferry Farm and Kenmore

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Discovering Kenmore: Tour with the Expert
Fielding's Many Hats


Fielding's Many HatsHistoric Kenmore
Wednesday, April 3
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. Beth Hosier, Manager of Interpretation and Visitor Services, will lead the April tour as she discusses the different areas of Fielding Lewis' life.

The tour will explore Fielding as a Family Man, a Business owner, a British Merchant, a Social member of the community, a Gentleman, and a Patriot.

$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.

Letters from the Past


Letters from the PastHistoric Kenmore
Saturday, April 13
5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

In honor of National Siblings Day, please join The George Washington Foundation to read between the lines of George Washington and Betty Washington Lewis’ personal correspondence. Only a small portion of the letters between the siblings still exists. This program will focus on a series of seven letters written in 1789 and 1790 in which brother and sister grieve the loss of their mother, and bicker about the things all siblings bicker about. Not sure eighteenth-century English is your favorite style of reading? We will have a twenty-first century “translator” to help us put all of it into some modern perspective.

A reception with light refreshments will be held from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 5:30 p.m.

$20 Adults; $10 under 17.

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

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


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


Tea and Tour: The Ladies of Kenmore

Ladies of Kenmore Historic Kenmore
Saturday, May 4
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Visit Historic Kenmore for a special Tea and Tour focusing on the many generations of ladies who have called Kenmore home! Enjoy Kenmore tea and gingerbread while experiencing eighteenth-century tea service first hand. See the first floor of the mansion, learning the history of the grand 1775 home through vignettes, and meet a few of the extraordinary ladies of Kenmore along the way as part of this dramatic tour.

Cost: $20 Adults; $10 under 17

Reservations required. Limited availability. For more information and reservations, please call (540) 370-0732 ext. 24 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.


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.