George Washington's Ferry Farm and Historic Kenmore

Events at Ferry Farm and Kenmore

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Family Tea and Tour

Saturday, March 24Tea and Tour
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

Grandparent/Grandchild Archaeology CampThursday, April 5
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.


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.