Events at Ferry Farm and Kenmore
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28th Annual Gingerbread Contest and Exhibit at Ferry Farm
December 7-30 (Closed December 24, 25)
A long-standing holiday tradition! Adults and children alike will delight at seeing the inventive interpretations of this year's theme, "Home Sweet Home." The exhibit is also fragrant with the aromas of gingerbread, candy, and fresh greenery.
Admission to Ferry Farm and the Exhibit: $8 adults; $4 students; under 6 free. Exhibit Only: $4 adults; $2 students; under 6 free.
We hope you will enter this year's contest. Rules are available to download online (PDF format), at the Ferry Farm Visitor Center, or please contact the Foundation at 540-370-0732 x24 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gingerbread Preschool Group Workshops at Ferry Farm
Weekdays, December 8-19 by Reservation
- A wonderful holiday tradition for 4- and 5-year olds!
- Listen to and act out Jan Brett’s “Gingerbread Baby” story.
- Decorate a paper gingerbread house and gingerbread person cookie.
- Go on a scavenger hunt.
- Tour the Gingerbread House Exhibit and choose a favorite.
- $6 per child.
Please call 540-370-0732 x24. Groups (minimum of 10) are invited to call to schedule a workshop.
A Wee Christmas at Kenmore
Dollhouses and Miniatures Show
December 8-30 (Closed December 24, 25)
A highly detailed, replica dollhouse of the Kenmore mansion is on display in the Crowninshield Museum Building. This holiday season, it will be joined by other dollhouses and miniature displays on loan to the Foundation.
Admission to Kenmore and Exhibit: $10 adults, $5 students,
under 6 free.
Exhibit only: $5 adults, $2.50 students, under 6 free.
Please consider loaning your treasure for this show! Email email@example.com or call 540-370-0732 x27 for information.
Twelfth Night at Kenmore
Saturday, January 3 and Sunday, January 4, 2015
Performance Times: 4:00, 4:45, 5:45, & 6:30 p.m.
In eighteenth-century Virginia, December 25 was just the start of the Christmas season—a roughly two-week period of cheer that ended in early January on Twelfth Night. This final night often featured the grandest celebration of the holidays, if not the entire year!
Twelfth Night at Kenmore, a dramatic performance, is set in January 1776. Fielding and Betty Washington Lewis are marking their first Christmas in their newly built home. It is not the usual celebration, however, as the growing American Revolution brings fear, doubt, and frustration to the Lewis family, their friends, and members of the enslaved community.
Experience Twelfth Night at Kenmore— the candlelight, music, and decorations of a colonial Christmas!
Admission: $12.00 adults, $6.00 ages 3-17; free ages 3 and under.
Reservations required. Please call 540-370-0732 x24 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Combine a performance with a special dinner at the Kenmore Inn! Contact the Kenmore Inn for dinner reservations at 540-371-7622. Two dinner seatings available: 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Cost $30.00 per person (in addition to performance admission).
Family History Adventure Tours at Historic Kenmore
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.