Events at Ferry Farm and Kenmore

View the complete list of 2014 scheduled events

Get advance notice of events in your inbox -
Subscribe to eNews

The Fourth of July at Ferry Farm - Save The Date!

Friday: July 4, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Plan to stay for award-winning bluegrass musicians Newton and Thomas on stage at The Fourth of July at Ferry Farm—3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Learn more...

Easter Egg Hunts at Historic Kenmore

These one-hour programs for groups of 10 or more children include an Easter egg story time, a craft activity to decorate a bag for collecting eggs, and an Easter egg hunt on the grounds of Kenmore. By reservation. Times are flexible.

Pre-schools and play groups, please call (540) 370-0732 ext. 24 for reservations.

Garden Design With Herbs

Saturday: May 17, 2:00 p.m.

Sally Harman, who holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, will give a talk on garden design with herbs. The lecture will highlight how their rich history and functionality allow these aromatic plants to be more than just ornaments in the garden. Attendees will learn how formal qualities such as texture, color, and habit contribute to the creation of herb combinations that will enhance any container, border, or meadow design. Refreshments included

Kenmore admission: $10 adults, $5 students.
Combination Tickets and Season Passes accepted.

Registrations preferred. Please call 540-370-0732 or email

Summer Explorers

The George Washington Foundation offers an exciting range of short programs and extended day camps for children starting in July. Programs include:

Learn more

Family History Adventure Tours at Historic Kenmore

  • Play “I Spy Kenmore”
  • Discover fun facts about history
  • Smell the aromas of an 18th-century kitchen
  • Learn what Kenmore residents ate
  • For adults and children ages 4-12 (children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Available March through December
  • $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 ext. 24 or send email to

The Fourth of July at Ferry Farm - Save the Date!

Friday: July 4, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Celebrate Independence Day at George Washington's boyhood home and honor our country and home with this year's theme: "Home Sweet Home”. Enjoy Washington farm archaeology, educational programs, a patriotic flag retirement ceremony, Colonial and Civil War re-enactors, crafts and exhibitors, games, and hands-on activities for the whole family.

Plan to stay for award-winning bluegrass musicians Newton and Thomas on stage at The Fourth of July at Ferry Farm—3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Stafford County LogoAs part of this year’s Fourth of July at Ferry Farm, and in partnership with Stafford County in its 350th anniversary year, The George Washington Foundation is excited to welcome home the County’s own national bluegrass artist, Mark Newton, with his musical partner Steve Thomas!

Additional information on this special July Fourth performance is forthcoming.

Admission: $1 per person; 2 and under free

Newton and Thomas' latest hit, "Old McDonald Sold the Farm" may be viewed on YouTube,

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.