Events at Ferry Farm and Kenmore
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Historic Kenmore and George Washington's Ferry Farm will re-open in March 2015. Until then, save-the-date for two special events at Ferry Farm—George Washington’s Birthday Celebration on Saturday, February 14 and Archaeology Day on Monday, February 16!
George Washington's Birthday Celebration at Ferry Farm
Saturday, February 14, 2014
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate George Washington's birthday at his boyhood home! Enjoy crafts, games, exhibits, live history performances, the Stone Throw Challenge (weather permitting), and birthday cake!
Theater Performances: 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
Stone Throw Challenge: 2:00 p.m.
Admission: $5/adult; 17 and under/free.
Archaeology Day at Ferry Farm
Monday, February 16, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Learn about archaeology at George Washington's Boyhood Home. Enjoy crafts, entertainment, archaeology cart, tours of the archaeology lab and Washington house site, a scavenger hunt, and the Archaeology Artifact Match Game.
Archaeology Lab Tours: 10:15 a.m. Noon 1:45 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
Archaeology Site Tours: 10:30 a.m. Noon 1:45 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
Theater Performances: 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Muraca the Magnificent, Guru of Glues: 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
Admission: Free for all ages!
History Camp in Fredericksburg
June 22-26, 2015
For rising third through sixth graders - ages 8-12
9:00 a.m. to noon
Explore history and follow in the footsteps of George Washington, his family, and his friends! Learn about colonial food, medicine, and daily life in eighteenth-century Fredericksburg. Enjoy hands-on activities, projects, and games at the Rising Sun Tavern, George Washington's Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm, the Mary Washington House, Historic Kenmore, and the Hugh Mercer Apothecary.
$135 per child
Sponsored by The George Washington Foundation & Washington Heritage Museums.
To register, please call 540-370-0732 ext. 24 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
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.