Events at Ferry Farm and Kenmore
View a complete calendar of 2015 Special Events and Education Programs.
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Native Plant Walk at Ferry Farm
Saturday, September 19 - 10:30 a.m.
Join archaeologist Mara Kaktins for a dynamic, one-hour tour that examines ways Native and Colonial Americans utilized plants in their daily lives and the role that plants play in interpreting archaeological landscapes. After the walk, explore Ferry Farm with the self-guided iPad tour, "Uncovering George Washington's Youth."
Cost: Regular Admission
Home School Days
George Washington’s Ferry Farm
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Learn about colonial life.
- Go on a scavenger hunt.
- Enjoy colonial games and chores.
- Take a tour of the Kenmore mansion.
- Coloring table for younger siblings.
Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the grounds after the program!
For children age 5 and over. $5 per child for each Home School Day.
Reservations preferred. Call 540-370-0732 ext. 24 or email@example.com
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community Day at Ferry Farm
Sunday, October 4 - Tour at 2:00 p.m.
Featuring a guided tour led by Archaeology Lab Supervisor Melanie Marquis and translated by ReBecca Bennett using American Sign Language:
- Archaeology Lab
- Washington House Site
- Museum Gallery Exhibits
- 18th-Century Demonstration Garden
Reservations are not required.
Cost: Regular admission
Fielding's Story: A Gentleman's Sacrifice
A dramatic presentation, set at Kenmore and Ferry Farm, based on primary sources
Saturday, October 10 & Sunday, October 11
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Fielding’s Story: A Gentleman’s Sacrifice tells the story of Fielding Lewis – member of Virginia’s gentry, wealthy merchant and leading citizen of Fredericksburg, builder of Kenmore, supporter of the American Revolution, and husband of Betty Washington.
In this historical drama, actors portray people and events from Fielding’s life in the settings where those events took place. Observe Fielding's courtship and marriage to Betty Washington, visit his newly built home as the guest of Betty Washington, eavesdrop as Fielding considers wartime plans, and witness the sacrifices he makes for the Patriot cause!
Parts of the performance are set outdoors at both sites. Dress and shoes appropriate for outdoor walking suggested. Participants meet at Ferry Farm, travel by trolley to Kenmore, and upon the program's conclusion, return to Ferry Farm.
Cost: $12.00 adults, $6.00 ages 4-17, Free ages 3 and under.
Reservations required. Call 540-370-0732 x24 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Coming in December
29th Annual Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit at Ferry Farm
This year's theme is "George Washington Slept Here"
Download the 2015 Rules and Entry Form (PDF format)
A Wee Christmas - Dollhouses and Miniatures Show at Historic
Call (540) 370-0732 x22 or email email@example.com for information about loaning your treasure for this show.
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.